Saturday, February 25, 2012

1940 U.S. Census Ambassador

Are you getting excited about the release of the 1940 U.S. Census? I am. It wasn't until I learned what the questions in the census were that I began to realize the wealth of information I will find (if the census taker took care of his assignment) about several generations of my family: that of my parents, that of my great-grandparents, and my great-great-grandmother. Exciting!

Did you know that there's a 1940s U.S. Census Blog? You can read some fun and interesting posts about the census and about the 1940s. That generation had survived and was just coming out of the Great Depression but had not yet become involved in World War II. From afar they watched changes in European countries, including Hitler's take-over of numerous countries from the mid-1930s on. What must they have wondered and thought?

I'll be posting more about The 1940 Census in the coming days and weeks. As of Saturday, February 25, there are just 37 more days until the Census is released.

1 comment:

  1. That is a nice bunch of questions! I especially like the one about how many children the women birthed and how much schooling was completed.


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