“Finding All Your Relatives in the 1940 US Federal Census”
Categories: RR, IR
The 1940 US Federal Census was released this week (2 Apr 2012) and digital images are now posted on several sites including the National Archives at http://1940census.archives.gov/ . Several organizations are coordinating efforts to index the entire census. These include FamilySearch Indexing and everyone is encouraged to sign up at https://www.familysearch.org/1940census/ to help. It will take several months to complete the entire index. The presentation at the UVTAGG meeting this month will help people get into the census before it is indexed. Small towns, of course, will be pretty easy; large cities will take more effort, but can still be done, as Steve Ehat will show.
Stephen Kent Ehat was born in San Francisco in 1951. Baptized a Latter-day Saint as a convert at age 10, he first attempted to do genealogical research at age 11. He knew too little, but at age 17, when he began studies at BYU, he successfully began a lifetime of family history research and discovery. He has served as a Records Examiner (Remember those?), as a Stake Extraction Director (back in the day when that opportunity first existed), and recently as the Director of a six-stake Family History Center serving Orem and Lindon. He has made a number of presentations at recent BYU Family History Conferences and at the BYU Family History Center Sunday classes and is constantly helping people with their research. He has been to Italy twice for family history research on his own Italian line that arrived in San Francisco 45 years before the earthquake and fire in 1906. He is a California attorney who lives with his wife, Jeanine, in Lindon, Utah, and they have five sons and thirteen — now almost 14 — grandchildren.
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This presentation is part of a set of over 400 presentations on genealogy and family history produced by "UVTAGG: The Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group".
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