1940 CENSUS: FINDING MY WAY BACK HOME

By NORMAN M. COVERT

FREDERICK, Md.)—The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released the 1940 census nearly three weeks ago. The news drew me like a moth to a flame because it is the first on-line, location-only searchable database; a luxury not afforded me in a ten-year quest to record the family history.

This 1940 census enumeration provided information on where each citizen was living at the height of the Depression in 1935. It verified my dad was 27 years old, on hiatus between U. S. Army hitches living with his mother in Detroit 

Anyone who has succumbed to the bug of genealogy knows there is no cure except to keep looking.… Read More