While have had some fun finding celebrities, presidents, and others in the 1940 Census, we have also been hard at work finding our own families.
Brian Speckart, findmypast's marketing manager located his mother, living in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Luckily enough she was asked the supplemental questions (though being only a few weeks old, she wasn't able to provide much information. In searching for Brian's father, he located three generations on a single page.
- The Verl Ogden family in the 1940 census (mother and grandparents).
- The Speckart families in the 1940 census (father, grandparents, and great-grandparents)
Joshua Taylor, findmypast's business development manager and resident genealogist had several finds including both his grandfathers and three great-grandparents (despite some in-depth searching, both his grandmothers have still not been located - perhaps the 1940 Census community indexing project will find them first).
- The Reed Taylor family in the 1940 census (grandfather and great-grandparents).
- The Leo J. Jensen family in the 1940 census (grandfather and great-grandparents)
- The King Brown family in the 1940 census (great-great-grandparents)
- Cora L. Allison in the 1940 census (great-great-grandmother)
In addition, each of us have signed up to index the census. More states are being added each day and there are plenty of pages of index. If you haven't yet signed up, visit the1940census.com to get started (maybe you will even discover one of your own relatives - or one of ours).