It is really easy I promise just lots of steps and here they are. (This is if you need the enumeration number)you can just follow the prompts to find out enumeration numbers and then you can use those to search for the census. Eyes still crossed?
- Go to the https://the1940census.com/ web site and click Get Started
- You will have 2 choices 'Do you know the location where the person lived' or 'Do you know the 1940 enumeration district number'
- Since we are pretending that we don't know the number we are going to pick the first option.
- Now enter what you know. I did my home county of Franklin County, Indiana.
- Now if you know what area/township you are looking for just find it in the 'description' results, if you don't click on 'maps' and find the area and it tells you. *warning* There might be multiple pages to the map*
- Now that you have the ED (enumeration number) for example ED 24-1 click on 'census schedules' and click on the one with the corresponding number.
- HUNT! Scroll through till you find the people you are looking for.
We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott