Can anyone decipher the comment above Louis’ name on this 1940 census record?

What happened to the 1940 census?

The National Archives released the 1940 census to the public on April 2, 2012 after a mandatory 72-year waiting period. This website, designed and hosted by Archives.com, provides access to digital images of the census – more than 3.8 million pages.

What was the 1940 census question?

Many of the questions on the 1940 census are the standard ones: name, age, gender, and race, education, and place of birth.



Household Data:

  • Number of household in order of visitation.
  • Home owned (O) or rented (R).
  • Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented.
  • Does this household live on a farm? (Yes or No).


How is the 1940 census used?

It is available for online searching free of charge at http://1940census.archives.gov or Population Schedules for the 1940 Census. In order to locate someone, it may be helpful to know his or her address and the Census enumeration district in which that address was located.

Is the 1940 census searchable by name?

The 1940 census has not yet been indexed by name, so you must search the census by location or enumeration district.

Why can’ti find someone in the 1940 census?

Don’t know where the person you’re searching for lived in 1940? You must have a location or enumeration district number to begin a 1940 census search since there is no name index available. If you don’t have either of these we recommend searching for the person in the 1930 census first.

What is code C on 1940 census?

Column 14 (Highest Grade of School Completed)

Code Name
0 None
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Elementary school, 1st – 8th
H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4 High school, 1st – 4th year
C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4 College, 1st – 4th year

Where can I view the 1940 census for free?

1940census.archives.gov

The National Archives and Records Administration provides free online access to the 1940 Census at 1940census.archives.gov and at Population Schedules for the 1940 Census.

How do you read census records?


Quote from video: Family as an example and walk through each column in this record. Notice that people are grouped by household. The street name is written vertically in column 1 the street address is in column 2.

Has the 1950 Census been released?

According to the “72-Year Rule,” the National Archives releases census records to the general public 72 years after Census Day. As a result, the 1930 census records were released April 1, 2002, and the 1940 records were released April 2, 2012. The 1950 census records will be released in April 2022.

Where can I view the 1940 census for free?

1940census.archives.gov

The National Archives and Records Administration provides free online access to the 1940 Census at 1940census.archives.gov and at Population Schedules for the 1940 Census.

Can you view old census records for free?

Historic census forms from 1841-1911 are available to view free on site at the National Archives in Kew (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/).

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