JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen 1940 Census questions #general

Jeff Miller

I have found two separate issues that I need guidance on.

First, in the Brooklyn, NY entries, I find a strange circumstance where on
two different pages I find different families living at what appears to be
the same address.

I was looking for Irving Wiener, wife Pauline, and their family. Using the utilities, I first found an address using the NY Telephone
listing utility. The address listed was 1823 66th Street, Brooklyn. Using
the utilities to find a person based on address, prior to the name index
being available, I found the address in ED 24-1705 on sheet 2B
( has the image on page 4 of 29), and the family listed the
Elias Rosenberg family.

I thought that Irving Wiener and family may have moved between the time of
the listing in the telephone directory and the conduct of the Census.

However, that was not the case. With the name index, I searched again and
found the Irving Wiener family at
1823 66th Street, Brooklyn. I found the listing in ED 24-1705 on sheet 61A
( has the image on page 24 of 29), and the family listed the
Irving Wiener family.

So I wonder whether there were duplicate addresses in Brooklyn at the time,
or what other explanation would there be?

My second question concerns the recent announcement that Oklahoma is now
searchable by name for the 1940 Census.

I tried going to the
site to search Oklahoma by name (actually, to help a friend do a search by
name) and it comes up with images by county.

To do a name search, I find I had to go to the "standard" familysearch
search box at, enter the desired name, and then specify date range 1940
to 1940, and then keep narrowing down the resultant records to arrive at my
desired answer.

Am I missing something on the 1940 Census site that would allow one to
search directly by name the newly indexed Oklahoma records?

Jeff Miller, Maryland
GLASS, SPEKTOR/RABINOVICH >from Panevezys, Pumpenai, Vilijampole, Seta;
MLYNARZ >from Ostroleka Poland: FREIDER, FRAIDER >from Kuzmin, Ukraine

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