JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: 1940 Census and my family - more missing people #general


On 8/20/2012 2:31 AM, Lisa Lepore wrote:
Try the search tools at and locate the the census
enumeration district, then read through all the pages until you find
their address. If you can't find the street, or their street number
you will know they were skipped by the enumerator.
This was the only way I could find my grandparents, father and aunt. I
knew where they lived, yet couldn't find them on no matter
what I typed in the search box. Fortunately for me, they were on the
second page of the 30+ pages of their E.D.

According to a message posted here several months ago, the 1940 census was
undercounted by about 7.5 million people.
That's a huge number of people.

It wouldn't surprise me that there are many transcription errors as well
but using the method above, you will know for sure if their street was
included and they were missed, or if there was a transcription error.
In my case, this is true. My Friedman family was indexed as "Friedmer"
on That's why I couldn't locate them using their search.
Steve Morse's finding tools are invaluable!

Jeri Friedman (Florida, but born in NY)

Poland/Russia); LIEB/LEIBOWITZ (Jassy/Iasi, Romania); GALINSKY, GELLIS
(Suwalki, Poland/Russia); KRASNOPOLSKY, SILBERMAN/SILVERMAN (Krasnopol,
Poland/Russia); KOPCIANSKY (?, Poland/Russia); GOLDSTEIN, SCHRAGER (?,
Romania); CYRULNIK (Suwalki, Poland/Russia and Kalvarija, Lithuania)

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