Their working lives: Joshua Taylor explains why the US census is your go-to for your ancestor’s employment history ›
by D. Joshua Taylor Since its early days, the United States census has provided details about our ancestor’s employment and is a “go-to” resource for nearly every genealogist. Some census years provide more details than others. In some cases, special schedules provide intricate details about farmers and manufacturers, and yet others only provide a simple occupation. When the 1940 census… Read more ›
As the world waits with bated breath for the birth of the heir to the British throne, findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, has uncovered His or Her Royal Highness’ celebrity cousins.
Findmypast’s 1940 Census Hunt – Week 3 Each week findmypast presents a weekly 1940 Census Hunt, a chance to put your 1940 census browsing skills to the test. The first person to complete the challenge, and e-mail their results (a short step-by-step description of how you found each individual and a copy of the census images) to email@example.com will receive 500… Read more ›
We just found the 1940 census enumeration for famed superstar Tina Turner. Tina Turner, whose birth name was Anna Mae Bullock is living with her parents, Richard (Floyd) and Zelma Bullock and her older sister Alline in Nutbush, Hayward County, Tennessee. Her father was working as a farm laborer and had worked just 30 weeks of the previous year.