JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen RE: Accessing 1940 Census -- Additional pages/books (answer found) #general

Adelle Gloger

On Thursday of this week (4/12/2012), not having seen a definitive answer
to my question, I telephoned the Census Bureau. The individual with whom I
spoke told me she would contact the "History" staff. She came back and
informed me that she was told that the 1940 Census Housing Schedule was
destroyed in 1950. I find it interesting that the Housing schedule form is
available for viewing / printing. At least we are able to see what sort of
questions were asked. It is my further understanding that the Housing schedule
was not filled out for every household -- only a sampling.

I did receive an e-mail reply >from an individual who stated that he thought
the Housing schedule was completed on only 5% of households.

Adelle Weintraub Gloger
Shaker Hts., Ohio

On 4/13/2012 Emily Garber < gilah@... > wrote in answer to my post
regarding the Housing Schedule in the 1940 census:

My understanding is that 1940 US Census schedules for Agriculture and
Housing were destroyed after statistical data were gleaned. Thus, while
we have the Population schedules to enjoy 72 years after they were created,
we have no equivalent raw data for the Agriculture or Housing schedules.
Unfortunately I have been unable to locate any cited reference to this on
either the Bureau of Census or NARA websites.

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