Currently 1940 Census Records for Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Nevada, and New York are indexed, but we may be able to help you find your ancestor even if our state hasn’t been indexed yet.
“Do you have a street address?”
If you do not have a street address, you could go to the Texas/Dallas Archives collection on the 7th floor and use a city directory, such as the 1940 Dallas City Directory, to find an address for your ancestor.
*If your ancestor is from another state, see the information below.
Once you have a street address you are ready to proceed.
A sample address such as 5114 Denton Dr. could then be looked up at the website stevemorse.org/census/unified.html and it will give us an Enumeration District, in this case 255-12. On Ancestry.com, which you can access in Genealogy on the 8th floor, use the ED number and click on 255-12. This district is 32 pages and you would have to go through in order to find 5114 Denton Drive. The name of the street is on the left side of the census and the house numbers are the first column. On E.D. 255-12 sheet 7A we find that Clarence Stoner and his family were living on 5114 Denton Drive in 1940.
The 1940 census will give age, place of birth of the head of family and family members living at the address as well as occupation.
*Other ways we can find an address of those who are from other states will be from a WWII Draft application, or a Naturalization Record which can be found on Ancestry.com.