On the Road : April 2012

Dig deeper with historical Census

Look out social media, stand back hottest app of the day, I have a new research obsession: The 1940 Census.

Thanks to the National Archives you can now locate responses for individuals and families from the 1940 Census. Details include age, gender, marital status, education, employment, residency in 1935 and more.

While there isn't a name search, there is a tool that allows you to search by location. The Washington Post also has a guide to using the site.
The information is hand-written and a bit tricky to look at, but it's well worth the effort. Apart from ...

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