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01 April 2012

Taking the 1940 Census

Here are a few links to articles from Modern Mechanix on the 1940-1960 census enumerations. Not a complete discussion to be certain, but an interesting one nonetheless.


  1. I have a February 1950 Popular Mechanics and it has a very similar article on the 1950 census as the one you found from Modern Mechanix. Most of the picture are the same.

  2. The 1950 & 1960 articles are worth reading if only for the stories on what census-takers had to go through. I have a new respect for them...and I'm almost willing to forgive all the misspelled names :-)

  3. It does give one a different perspective--that's for certain.