The 1940 US Census will be released April 2, 2012 – just 70 more days to wait – kind of like waiting for Christmas when you were a kid, counting down the days.
Once it is released for the first time in over 5 decades, I will be able to find out the names of my paternal grandparents, whether they were alive when I was born, when they died, what they did and where they lived. Whether I had aunts and uncles and who they were too. Perhaps even a picture or two if I am lucky.
I can start researching and documenting the paths that side of my family travelled. Who my great grandparents and great-great grandparents were. What they all did, where they lived, what land they originally came from, and when. What life was like in each era and place. Anything that will paint me a picture of who and what they were like, and what life was like for them.
I will finally know the other 50% of my ancestry, heritage, nationality, story. I can’t wait…have already waited far too long.
Anyone else waiting for the 1940 US Census?