Webinar: Find your relatives in the 1940 US Census


1940 Census on MyHeritageHaving trouble finding people in the 1940 US census? Need some practical tips to make the most of available information?

Join MyHeritage’s experts on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2pm EDT* for a free, live webinar: How to find your relatives in the 1940 US Census – (register for the webinar).

Laurence Harris
Laurence Harris

Laurence Harris and Mark Olsen will take you step-by-step through researching the census. They’ll demonstrate how to find the people you’re looking for and how to understand the records you find.

We’ll also look at other methods to help reveal records such as using city directories or converting previous census EDs, how to decipher the information and follow clues for further research.

A question-and-answer session with our expert panel – also including Daniel Horowitz and Schelly Talalay Dardashti –  will follow.

Mark Olsen
Mark Olsen

MyHeritage was the first commercial entity to have all the census images online. Search the entire census.

We’ve also updated our MyHeritage Mobile App so you can search the census on-the-go.

Register for the webinar.

* Time Zones:
London, UK 7pm
New York, 2pm
Chicago, 1pm
Salt Lake City, 12 noon
Los Angeles, 11am

Do you have any questions you’d like answered? Put them in the comments below, and we’ll address them during the webinar.

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We look forward to seeing you online.

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  • Barbara

    May 1, 2012

    Is Ohio 1940 census ready to use yet. How do you find out what district they lived in so you can look them up????

  • Nelda Norton

    May 1, 2012

    I have a big problem, my cousin gave me 200 pages of family genealogy… canned it all in as pdf. My Family Tree program cannot accept anything but GED.com files or other genealogy files that I can not convert to Ged.com…what to do… I am at a loss. Have exhausted the internet and all my programs and have found no solution to my problem. There has to be a way…. Please help…Nelda… Frustrated in Georgia.

    • Aaron

      May 1, 2012

      Hi Nelda
      Sorry to hear your having trouble. Unfortunately there isn’t a way to convert a PDF to GEDCOM. The best solution would be to upload the file to your family site, that way other members can all access it.
      If the PDF is text, you might be able to copy the text and try and find a way to categorize it and manually add the information. If it’s images and documents then you probably won’t be able to do that.
      If you have any other issues please feel free to consult our forum: http://www.myheritage.com/support-forums

  • Carmel

    May 3, 2012

    Is there anyway I can select people who were alive in a certain time scale i.e 1911 census or usa 1940 census, rather than go through every likely candidate, can timeline be used in that way? Many thanks