Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Guess Your Ancestor's 1940 Census Data

Hey genea-census-holics... it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (come on, you know that you want to!), is to:

1)  Pick one of the persons from your ancestry who should be in the 1940 United States Census.

2)  Using the column headings below (from 1940 United States Census Questions), predict what the entries will be in each column.

3)  Share your predictions on your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook status or a Google Plus post.

Here's mine:

I'm picking my mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver.  Here are my predicted column entries (in red):

*  State:  California
*  Populated Place: San Diego
*  Ward of City:  ???
*  County:  San Diego
*  Township or other division of county:  San Diego City
*  Block Nos.:  ???
*  Enumeration District:  62-63A

1.  Location - street, avenue or road:  Fern Street
2.  Location - house number:  2130

3.  Number of household:  ???
4.  Home owned or rented:  O [but not by Betty!]
5.  Value of home (if owned) or monthly rental (if rented):  $4,000 [but not by Betty]
6.  Does this household live on a farm?  No
7.  Name of person:  Betty V. Carringer
8.  Relationship of this person to head of household:  Daughter

9.  Sex:  F[emale]
10.  Color or Race:  W[hite]
11.  Age at last birthday:  20
12.  Marital Status:  S[ingle]

13.  Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940:  Yes
14.  Highest grade of school completed:  C-3

15.  Place of birth:  California
16.  Citizenship of foreign born: [blank]

17.  Residence on 1 April, 1935 - City or town:  Same place
18.  Residence on 1 April, 1935 - County: [blank]
19.  Residence on 1 April, 1935 - State or foreign country: [blank]
20.  On a farm?  No

21.  Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Gov't. work during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): No
22:  If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): No
23. If neither at work nor assigned to public emergency work. ("No" in Cols. 21 and 22), Was this person SEEKING WORK (Yes or No):  No
24. If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB, business, etc.? (Yes or No):  No
25. Indicate whether engaged in home house-work (H), in school (S), unable to work (U), or other (Ot): [blank]
26. Number of hours worked during week of March 24-30, 1940: 0
27. If seeking work or assigned to public emergency work. ("Yes" in Col. 22 or 23); Duration of unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks:  0

28.  Occupation: Trade, profession, or particular kind of work, as frame spinner, salesman, rivet heater ,music teacher:  [blank]
29. Industry: Industry or business, as cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school: [blank]
30. Class of worker: [blank]
31. Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent full-time weeks): 0

32.  Income in 1939 (12 months ended December 31, 1939): Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions):  0
33. Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary (Yes or No): No
34.  Number of farm schedule: [blank]

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1 comment:

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

That was easy with your nice template. Here's mine.