Monday, April 2, 2012

First Look at 1940 U.S. Census Page

It's 6 a.m., and do you know where your favorite blogger's been?

Yep, trying to get into the 1940 United States census at 1940census.archives.gov and at stevemorse.org/census/quiz.php.  Fail.  The NARA site doesn't respond, and the Morse site says "Page not found" for my San Diego page.

FamilySearch.org has images from Delaware posted.  Here is one:


This is not a page for my people, but I wanted to be one of the first to post an image.

The sampling persons on the page above are Vera M. Spahn (she has a social security number) and Samuel Truax (he made $2300 in 1939).  Vera's sampling entry did not have responses to the "married women" questions.

at 6 a.m., Ancestry.com had links to census page images for nine states and territories - American Samoa, Delaware, District of Columbia, Guam, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, Panama Canal zone, Rhode Island and virgin Islands.

Who will be the first genea-blogger to actually find their family in the 1940 Census images?  I'm trying!

Update 7 a.m.:  Judy G. Russell posted the first image of a geneabloggers family in http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2012/04/02/1940-census-online/ at 6:28 a.m. PDT.

2 comments:

MidwestAncesTree said...

I'm so jealous! I'm still waiting for pages to load!

Linda said...

Well, probably not me--it won't take me to the page for the enumeration district.