1940 Census United States - I Know the 1930 Census ED

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I Know the Enumeration District From the 1930 Census

If you do not know the Enumeration District number from the 1930 Census, go to the I Don't Know the ED from the 1930 wiki instructions.

Step 1 Use Steve Morse's To Convert the 1930 Census Enumeration District Number

  • Under the phrase, "If you know the 1930 ED for this location, enter it here," fill in the fields with your ancestor's state, and the Enumeration District number from the 1930 Census.
  • The correct Enumeration District number will appear below the phrase, "1940 ED numbers corresponding to your location"
  • Click on the Enumeration District number listed making sure the box directly below is checked for "1940 Census Pages".
  • A new tab will appear. Under "Select the viewer you want to use," click on "FamilySearch Viewer."

Step 2 Use the Enumeration District Number to Search the 1940 Census

  • The SteveMorse.org website takes you to the digital images of the Enumeration District you clicked.
  • You may see a card listing the Enumeration District number. In the top right hand corner, click on the arrow which will advance you to the next page. Advance in this manner until you see a 1940 Census page.
  • Scan column 1 on the left side of page to locate the name of the street. It is written sideways. If the street is not on this page, click on the arrow to see the next census page in the Enumeration District.
  • Continue scanning each page until you locate the correct street.  
  • Once you locate the correct street, look for the house number in column 2 directly right of street column.
  • Once you locate the correct house number, your ancestor should be listed in the household. If you ancestor is not listed at the address, your ancestor may have moved and no longer lives there. Search for your ancestor in another record created in or near 1940 to locate another address. Other records.LINK

My Ancestor Wasn't Living at the City Directory Address

  • Your ancestor may have moved between the time the city directory was taken and April 1940. Search for your ancestor in another record created close to 1940 to locate another address. Other records.LINK