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1940 Census

Postby jwesevich on Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:18 pm

Has anyone been researching their house? Home values are listed, which I thought was interesting....

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Re: 1940 Census

Postby downtowndahlgren on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:35 pm

Yes; my house was valued at $500 in 1927 (per the land records), but a whopping $3,000 in 1940. Even better, though - I found out that the builder and his wife that first lived here had a son in 1933. I previously thought they were childless, since the wife was working as a postal clerk in 1930. Gosh, she had their son at age 38 - that was pretty old for 1940!
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby YinzerMama on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:10 pm

Is there a free online way to access census records?? I got burned on Ancestry.com when I joined up there so never want to join there again. But I would love to look at records of my house. Never thought to look up our neighborhood when I was a member! Mine *probably* won't be in the 1930 one but it could be. It will be on 1940. But my neighbors house would have been on 1930 and darn it why didn't I look???

Will not join ancestry.com again. :evil:
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby jwesevich on Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:49 pm

Well...not really _free_, but it is a nice way of putting your tax dollars to work :)

http://1940census.archives.gov/
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby nezwick on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:07 pm

I've been trying to find the documents for my enumeration district but they don't seem to be there? All I get is a map of the county in 1940 (which is interesting since Interstate 80 wasn't there yet) and a "cover page" of sorts which breaks down the enumeration districts.

My district is either not there yet or I'm missing something.
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby nezwick on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:12 pm

I take that back! As of today they must have just gotten my district posted. Time to go search!
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby YinzerMama on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:13 pm

My street isn't coming up in the list...
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby nezwick on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:22 pm

Strangely enough, my entire Borough is not in that list. I had to determine my enumeration district on my own and use that to search. I believe it's going to take them some time to get everything fully indexed.
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Re: 1940 Census

Postby jwesevich on Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:48 pm

Yeah, I had to dig through 3 different groups of pages because our street was used as a dividing line. Still didn't find our place, which I found odd (got all the neighbors tho...)

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Re: 1940 Census

Postby YinzerMama on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:46 pm

Oh boy - well I MAY have found my house but I don't know. I found my street, but it says "no house numbers" - but my house is the first on the street. So assuming the first house is mine it was a mom and dad, 3 sons, and a "negro" maid. Dad was a doctor. It says he worked 52 weeks out of the previous year! (At least I think that is what it says... it's kind of hard to read...)

Seems they rented for 75 bucks a month.
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