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1940 Census Abstract Form - 2 Errors

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1940 Census Abstract Form - 2 Errors

Posted: 1335278498000
Classification: Census
Edited: 1335285856000
Having found close family friends on the 1940 Census, I immediately downloaded the 1940 Census Abstract Forms (2 pgs) available at

Upon close scrutiny (the headers are very tiny print) I discovered that Column 12 on the abstract form is incorrect. The header on the abstract is a duplicate of Column 6 which asks "Does this houshold live on a farm? (Yes or No)".

Column 12 should inquire re "Marital Status - Single (S), Married (M), Widowed (Wd), Divorced (D)".

Also, I noticed a small typo on the Supplementary Questions portion at the bottom of the page. Under "Usual Occupation, Industry, and Class of Worker", 3rd line, 1st word - it says "logest" which should actually read "longest".

Irregardless of these errors, it was exciting to begin research on this long awaited census.

Happy hunting!!

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