8 OctCensus Records, Research House History | 1 Comment
So what pieces of information found on the 1940 census will help house researchers? In column four you will be able to tell if the home was owned or rented by the occupant. You will also see in column five the home value or monthly rental amount. Columns twenty-eight through thirty-two deal with the occupation of the occupant, including salary. The occupation can be helpful to know if a business was operated out of the home, and may provide you with another clue on other records to search for your homeowners.
The 1940 census also asks the residence of the occupant on April 1, 1935. If your homeowner was in that same house in 1935, you have just traced the house history back another five years! These records are one more tool for you to utilize in your search for who walked your halls before you.