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1940 US Census

 

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Address 273, Twentieth Street, New York, Kings, New York, United States
 
Name Alfred Gingell 
Age 39
Estimated Birth Year abt 1901
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Malta
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Head
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Farm No
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Citizenship Having first papers
Sheet Number 12B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation 271
Occupation Counterman
House Owned or Rented Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented 18
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939 52
Income 1420
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Mildred Gingell 
Age 35
Estimated Birth Year abt 1905
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace Canada English
Marital Status Married
Relation to Head of House Wife
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Citizenship Alien
Sheet Number 12B
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939 0
Income 0
Income Other Sources No
 
Name Amelia Gingell 
Age 9
Estimated Birth Year abt 1931
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 12B
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 2nd grade
 
Name Gloria Gingell 
Age 7
Estimated Birth Year abt 1933
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 12B
Attended School or College Yes
Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 1st grade
 
Name Robert Gingell 
Age 5
Estimated Birth Year abt 1935
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Inferred Residence in 1935 New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935 Same Place
Sheet Number 12B
Attended School or College No
Highest Grade Completed None
 
Name Joseph Gingell 
Age 4
Estimated Birth Year abt 1936
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Son
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Sheet Number 13A
Attended School or College No
 
Name Dorothy Gingell 
Age 2
Estimated Birth Year abt 1938
Gender Female
Race White
Birthplace New York
Marital Status Single
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Home in 1940 New York, Kings, New York
Street Twentieth Street
House Number 273
Sheet Number 13A
Attended School or College No
 
Reference ID 1940-usa-00068

The National Archives released the 1940 US Census to the public on 2nd April 2012, after a mandatory 72-year waiting period.

The 1940 US Census was taken in April 1940 (official date was 1st April, though entries were recorded throughout early April). The Federal government requires a census to be taken once every ten years for the apportionment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The first census was taken in 1790. Over the years, the format of census schedules changed and more questions were asked.

Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 US Census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA) programs; and years of education.

Note: Images from the 1940 US Census are courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. You can search the entire 1940 US Census online at: ancestry.com/1940-census.

 

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