If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday - Pearl S. Buck


Friday, April 6, 2012

Chuck Norris on Oklahoma 1940 Census - All 1940 Census Images on Ancestry.com Online Today

Oklahoma 1940 census record, Ryan, Jefferson County, OK

From Ancestry.com:

We’re thrilled to announce that we just posted our first 1940 U.S. Census indexes online—two complete states, Nevada and Delaware.
This is only the start. You’ll also find every 1940 U.S Census image, all 3.8 million of them, online tomorrow morning (April 6, 2012). Check Facebook and Twitter @Ancestrydotcom for an announcement to know exactly when. And as we continue to update our collection, you’ll find more tools to help you make discoveries, including an enumeration-district finder and a FREE downloadable guide for locating your family in the 1940 U.S. Census images.
 There’s plenty more to come in the coming weeks and months as we continue to add indexes for more states. So stay tuned and spread the word: Ancestry.com is the home of the 1940 U.S. Census!
Search Delaware and Nevada in the 1940 Census now.
While all of the 3.8 million census images are available on online it is a little difficult to find people.  This is why the indexing is so important.  I will let you know when each state index is complete.  That way you can search by name.  Right now you can view the images by state, county, city or town.  I'm been searching for my family.  I found my great great aunt, Mamie Dunn Barnett in Comanche, OK, my great great uncle John Friels in Loco, OK, my husband's great great uncle, Everett Guinn in Morse, OK.  Most importantly I found Chuck Norris on the Oklahoma census.  That is the image above.  He is listed in the 2nd family from the top.  He was born Carlos Ray Norris in Ryan, Oklahoma on March 10, 1940.  If you notice in the left margin the date "April 17" which I'm guessing was the date the census was taken.  He was born just in time to get his name out there to the world.

from official website of Chuck Norris

My husband and his brothers all have the same photo.  It couldn't have been the same pony, right?

Good luck with your searches.  If you need any help, just hollar.
Territory Mom 

1 comment:

DrillerAA09 said...

I found my grandparents in the 1930 census, but not the 1940 version, so far. They didn't move. They lived in that house from the mid-20's until their deaths in 1961 & 1968. I be glad when the name search is available. I did find a couple of aunts in the 1940 census though.