I was hoping to have a great post about all the relatives I found in the 1940s census. Sadly, that is not the case. Not because they weren’t there — completely different issue. I couldn’t get to them.
The archives.gov site just would download my enumeration districts. Ancestry.com still hasn’t uploaded any of my states. Sigh… I was looking forward to seeing the images today.
I just found a tool that can help with the 1940s census. As you probably know, the 1940s census will be coming out on April 2nd. They will be indexed by enumeration district, but not by name. It will be a while before it will be indexed by name.
If you are like me, you do not want to wait. Stephen Morse has made a cool tool that can help with that: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html
All you need to do is list the state, town and street address. From that it can give a (or a few) enumeration district. Yay!
For those who are as interested in the 1940s census as I am: