25 August 2011

More Information About Release of the U.S. 1940 Census

I regularly check out Nu? What's New? The E-zine of Jewish Genealogy From Avotaynu (Gary Mokotoff, Editor) for news.  Though it’s labeled as for those doing Jewish Genealogy, I often find great information of general interest to any genealogist as well as those researching Eastern European-born ancestors.

Volume 12, Number 29  | July 24, 2011 included this bit of news that will interest anyone awaiting the release of the 1940 census.  
The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has uploaded the 1940 Enumeration District (ED) maps to their website. Stephen P. Morse and associates have created an easy-to-use finding aid to locate the map for a town that has multiple EDs. The new utility, called "Viewing 1940 ED Maps in One Step," is at http://www.stevemorse.org/census/arc1940edmaps.html.”

Consider signing up for this E-zine.  It is free for the first 30 days (four issues) and thereafter the cost is $12.00 per year. Back issues are available on the site and you can access up through Vol 12, Number 25 as this posting is made.

Editors Note: If you have not previously explored the aforementioned Steve Morse website or not revisited it recently, it’s always worth checking out to see what new and useful tools he has posted.

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