Thursday, March 11, 2010

751 Days and Counting!

The Countdown has Begun!
If you're one of the many dedicated (some say obsessive) family historians carefully inspecting every known paper trail left by your ancestors . . . then you're probably aware of the importance and excitement of census records. In the United States, it's a once a decade happening (1790, 1800, 1810, etc.) and then things are kept under wraps for 72 years.

Genealogists celebrate the 72 year anniversary because that is when the information and clues about their families becomes available for public inspection. In 1940, the United States conducted the sixteenth census of the population living within the then forty-eight states.

This blog will be dedicated to sharing information about the 1940 Census and will serve as an interactive platform for others to share their thoughts about this major genealogical event.