Just like every other genealogist out there, the release of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census has been in the forefront of my mind since April 2nd. I was unable to look at it the first day due to the fact that I was in Reno shopping with my Dad. The rest of that week, it was very difficult to spend much time looking through the millions of un-indexed sheets to find my family. The only one that I thought I might have the chance to find was my Grandma & Grandpa Adamson in Granite, Ore. Granite was/is a very small town. At the time, it was inhabited with many miners working the Dredge between it and Baker City. So I opened the file for Granite and there they were on the very first page. Very cool.
Since then I have helped to index many pages of the 1940 census. I love helping do this...just wish I had more time to help get it up and indexed. I have also found some other family members, including my Grandpa Bill's (Adamson) mother and step father, Nina & Chester Hammond, in Hot Springs, Madison, Montana.
My Grandma & Grandpa Adamson are listed on line 19.