I really meant to start digging deep into the 1940 census, but kept getting distracted by the fact that it was hard to figure out who/what/where/when. I had a basic idea for my main lines, and even found one or two of them, but I was still at a loss for who was alive in the US and where. Here are my main lines of my family that are in the US that I know for a fact around the 1940's.
Kondrc: PA, Decker: PA, Jackson:PA, Toomey: PA, Gerrity: PA.
But what about the other surnames in my tree. And how far back did I have them. With my main lines how well documented were they? I was missing ED numbers anywhere that would have been useful. So every time I thought of looking through the images I was distracted to fill in prior Census reports. Which would then lead me to other names that were not up to par.
Over all I have probably fixed about 100 people so far (I know not a lot) with a lot more to go. I figured this out the other day when I used Russ Worthington's post about preparing for the 1940. I guess I just did not realize how far I was not prepared for it.
This in itself is not a big deal, the 1940 census is not going away, and when I am ready maybe most of the census will be indexed (I can dream right?).
So its back to going over each person in my database one at a time, and connecting the dots to the information that I have collected and really getting a good metric for where I am with everyone. I am noticing a lot of easy mistakes that have been fixed, and finding other information to supplement my research for the 1940 census.
Overall I think this has been a very productive week since the release of the 1940 census, and has gotten me back on the wagon for researching again. I sort of fell off the tracks for the past few months.