23 May 2012
|Image that accompanied original article|
By CRISTIAN SALAZAR, Associated Press
But according to the 1940 census, the trailblazing athlete didn't even exist.
There's no record of Gibson and her family in the decennial census, the records of which were released online to the public April 2 by the
She and her family aren't the only ones — more than a million black people weren't accounted for in 1940, an undercount that had ramifications at the time on everything from the political map to the distribution of resources.
Read the full article.
Editors Note: Has this issue of undercounting impacted your research? Tell us how and what you did to get around this issue.
copyright © National Ge
Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with