Friday, April 6, 2012

Celebrity 1940 US Census Records Collection

I've been seeing lots of tweets (on Twitter) about celebrity finds in the 1940 U.S. Census, so I decided to collect them here:

*  What the Heinleins Told the 1940 Census by the writer of the File 770 blog.  Apparently, they lied!

*  Chuck Norris and How I Found Him on the 1940 Census by Thomas MacEntee on the1940Census blog.  Carlos Norris, eh?

*  The 1940 Census: A New Way to Gawk at Celebrities on the Time Magazine Newsfeed.  Lawrence Rockefeller, J.D. Salinger and others.

*  1940 U.S. Census: Celebrity Records Discovered on MyHeritage by Aaron on the MyHeritage blog.  Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Al Capone, Grace Kelly and Fred Astaire.

*  Here Are the Census Entries of Iconic 1940s Celebrities on The Business Insider blog.  Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin, Al Capone, Grace Kelly, and Fred Astaire.

*   Who We Have Found in the 1940 Census on the FindMyPast blog.  Martin Luther King, Jr., James Dean, Tom Brokaw, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, Nancy Pelosi, Shirley Temple, the Fonda Family, Chuck Norris, Boris Karloff, Charles Boyer, Charles Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, James Cagney, Samuel Goldwyn, and Tina Turner.

*  Celebrities in the 1940 Census by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak on her Huffington Post blog.  Betty White, Neil Armstrong, Hugh Hefner, Nick and Rosemary Clooney, and Johnny Cash.

*  Just found: Wendell Willkie in 1940 Census on the FindMyPast Blogs.

*  Celebrities in the 1940 U.S. Census by Amanda on the Geni blog.  Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, Randolph Scott, Cary Grant, John Barrymore

*  Pickfair found in the 1940 Census by Amanda on the Geni blog.  Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire.

*  Tweeter @daveinwf found the Oswald family in Louisiana.

I'm sure that there are many more.  If you know of other articles or blog posts, please list them in Comments to this post.

I'm not too concerned with "who posted this one first" - I'll let them fight it out between themselves.

Last updated:  12 April 2012, 5 p.m.

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