Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Census Fun!


Joining in on Randy Seaver's fun while the grandchildren play! Randy says: Hey genea-census-holics... it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!! Your mission, should you decide to accept it (come on, you know that you want to!), is to:



1)  Pick one of the persons from your ancestry who should be in the 1940 United States Census.
2)  Using the column headings below (from 1940 United States Census Questions), predict what the entries will be in each column.
3)  Share your predictions on your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook status or a Google Plus post.

I chose my great grandfather Joseph Fleming and my answers will be in Blue. Some of these I don't even have a good guess, but it was a fun little project!

*  State:  Oklahoma
*  Populated Place: Yale
*  Ward of City:  ???
*  County:  Payne
*  Township or other division of county: Yale
*  Block Nos.:  ???
*  Enumeration District:  60-34

1.  Location - street, avenue or road:  Boston St.
2.  Location - house number:  523 
3.  Number of household:  ???
4.  Home owned or rented:  O 
5.  Value of home (if owned) or monthly rental (if rented): more than $1,000 
6.  Does this household live on a farm?  No
7.  Name of person:  Joe. J. Fleming
8.  Relationship of this person to head of household:  Head of Household
9.  Sex:  Male
10.  Color or Race:  White
11.  Age at last birthday:  64
12.  Marital Status:  Married 
13.  Attended school or college any time since March 1, 1940:  No
14.  Highest grade of school completed:  ?
15.  Place of birth:  Kansas
16.  Citizenship of foreign born: Citizen
17.  Residence on 1 April, 1935 - City or town:  Yale
18.  Residence on 1 April, 1935 - County: Payne
19.  Residence on 1 April, 1935 - State or foreign country: Ok
20.  On a farm?  No
21.  Was this person AT WORK for pay or profit in private or nonemergency Gov't. work during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): Yes
22:  If not, was he at work on, or assigned to, public EMERGENCY WORK (WPA, NYA, CCC, etc.) during week of March 24-30? (Yes or No): No
23. If neither at work nor assigned to public emergency work. ("No" in Cols. 21 and 22), Was this person SEEKING WORK (Yes or No):  No
24. If not seeking work, did he HAVE A JOB, business, etc.? (Yes or No):  Yes
25. Indicate whether engaged in home house-work (H), in school (S), unable to work (U), or other (Ot): [blank]
26. Number of hours worked during week of March 24-30, 1940: 40
27. If seeking work or assigned to public emergency work. ("Yes" in Col. 22 or 23); Duration of unemployment up to March 30, 1940 - in weeks:  0
28.  Occupation: Trade, profession, or particular kind of work, as frame spinner, salesman, rivet heater ,music teacher:  Fireman
29. Industry: Industry or business, as cotton mill, retail grocery, farm, shipyard, public school:[blank]
30. Class of worker: [blank]
31. Number of weeks worked in 1939 (Equivalent full-time weeks): 52
32.  Income in 1939 (12 months ended December 31, 1939): Amount of money wages or salary received (including commissions):  ?
33. Did this person receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wages or salary (Yes or No): No
34.  Number of farm schedule: [blank]



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