The Program: Here Comes the 1940 Census
The 1940 U. S. census will become available to the public on April 2, 2012, 72 years since it was taken. This census introduced sampling, organized publicity, and an emphasis on economic questions. Some standard questions were dropped, while new ones were added. The changes were not without controversy. The census has been digitized by the National Archives and will be available on-line.
However, there will not be a name index on opening day, therefore, initially, locational techniques for finding people will be necessary. Joel will discuss the 1940 enumeration and its questions and the on-line 1940 locational tools that are available at the National Archives and the Steve Morse "One Step" websites.
Speaker: Joel Weintraub: Joel volunteered for nine years at the National Archives and is an emeritus Biology Professor. He has produced census tools since 2001, and in 2002 teamed up with Stephen Morse. Joel has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005, and has given talks on that census starting in 2006. These utilities, for searching federal and NY State censuses by location, are freely available at stevemorse.org in the census folders.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. There is no charge to attend the meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan Meisels Allen@ 818-889-6616