Just 19 days until the 1940 census is released! Are you looking forward to finding your relatives in the census? Remember that upon its release, the 1940 census will not be indexed immediately. This makes it a little more challenging to find your relatives, so visit us at the Historical Center to prepare. We can help you collect addresses for the people you’d like to locate in the census. Sources for 1940 addresses include the 1930 Census, WWII draft records, naturalization petitions, and city directories. We have Shreveport-Bossier city directories in our collection that will help in locating your ancestors.
You will also need to know the census enumeration district in which a 1940s address was located. The National Archives has online tools available to assist you in finding enumeration districts.