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  1. CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY EXPLORING THE 1940 U.S. CENSUSIN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Al Cohen’s Plaza, Raphune Hill

  2. Workshop Info and Etiquette • Sign In Sheet • Workshop Package • Cellular Phones • Personal Break • Questions • 1 Hours CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  3. About CGL Caribbean Genealogy Library • Founded 2000 • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization • Funded by • Membership Dues • Tax-exempt contributions to the Caribbean Genealogy Library Fund of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands • Al Cohen’s Plaza, Raphune Hill CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  4. Why Census Records? Genealogy is the study of the origin and descent of families CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  5. Why Census Records? To do this genealogists use RECORDS RECORDS RECORDS CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  6. Why Census Records? Genealogists Do the research Consider the evidence Prove or disprove Draw conclusions Document findings Share results with others CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  7. Why Census Records? Census records are: Indexed & Searchable Consistently Recorded Contemporary Provide Family Information CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  8. Workshop Objectives • Overview of Census Records in the Virgin Islands • Danish West Indies • United States • Locating Census Records • US government website • Family History Library • Ancestry.com • Caribbean Genealogy Library • Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • Data points • Research tips CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  9. CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY Census Records at Caribbean Genealogy Library

  10. Census Records – Content: U.S. and D.W.I. Danish West Indies Census Records • ProGenealogist: Gary Horlacher’s Genealogy Guide to the U.S. Virgin Islands CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  11. Census Records at CGL • Population Census Records at Caribbean Genealogy Library • Danish West Indies, 1841-1917 • United States, 1920-1940 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  12. Census Records at CGL • Danish West Indies, 1841-1917 • Microfilms available at CGL 1841 1870 1846 1880 1850 1890 1855 1901 1857 1911 1860 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  13. Census Records at CGL • Danish West Indies, 1841-1917 • Free and Unfree census for 1841 & 1846 • Town (STT & STX) • Rural Areas & STJ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  14. Census Records at CGL • Danish West Indies, 1841-1917 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  15. Census Records at CGL • Danish West Indies, 1841-1917 • Geography & Maps • 3 Quarters of Charlotte Amalie • Street numbering system • Police Station, Fort, Prison, Asylum, Hospital CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  16. Census Records at CGL • 1846 DWI census, No. 2 “Annanas” Strade, Blyden family, Edward age 10 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  17. Census Records at CGL • U.S. Population Census 1920-1940 • Released 72 years after recorded • US 1920 = DWI 1917 • Searchable on Ancestry.com (and microfilms too) CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  18. CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY Locating 1940 Census Records

  19. Locating 1940 Census Records • Locating 1940 Census Records • US government website • Family History Library • Caribbean Genealogy Library • Ancestry.com CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  20. Locating 1940 Census Records • Finding Guy Benjamin, 1940 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  21. Locating 1940 Census Records • US Government Census Websites • www.census.gov/1940census/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  22. Locating 1940 Census Records • US Government Census Websites • www.census.gov/1940census/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  23. Locating 1940 Census Records • US Government Census Websites • 1940census.archives.gov/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  24. Locating 1940 Census Records • US Government Census Websites • 1940census.archives.gov/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  25. Locating 1940 Census Records • US Government Census Websites • 1940census.archives.gov/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  26. Locating 1940 Census Records • Family History Library website • familysearch.org/1940census/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  27. Locating 1940 Census Records • Family History Library website • familysearch.org/1940census/ CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  28. Locating 1940 Census Records • Caribbean Genealogy Library Website • rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vicgl/1940.dwt CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  29. Locating 1940 Census Records • Caribbean Genealogy Library Website • rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vicgl/1940.dwt CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  30. Locating 1940 Census Records • Caribbean Genealogy Library Website • rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vicgl/1940.dwt CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  31. Locating 1940 Census Records • Ancestry.com website • www.ancestry.com/1940-census CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  32. Locating 1940 Census Records • Ancestry.com website • www.ancestry.com/1940-census CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  33. Locating 1940 Census Records • Ancestry.com website • www.ancestry.com/1940-census CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  34. Locating 1940 Census Records • Finding Guy Benjamin, 1940 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  35. Locating 1940 Census Records • Finding Guy Benjamin, 1940 CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  36. CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY Genealogical Research with Census Records

  37. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • Data points • Research tips CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  38. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Genealogical Research with Census Records Instructions to Enumerators www.census.gov/history/pdf/1940instructions.pdf CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  39. Genealogical Research with Census Records Instructions to Enumerators CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  40. Genealogical Research with Census Records Instructions to Enumerators CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  41. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • Organization system for enumerators and data • For 1940’s Virgin Islands census: St. Croix: 14 districts 1-1 through 1-14 St. John: 5 districts 2-1 through 2-5 St. Thomas: 17 districts 2-6 through 2-22 • Geographically designated • Two pages per sheet within a district • Some sheets are are uninhabited locations CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  42. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. John CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  43. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. Thomas CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  44. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. John CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  45. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. Thomas CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  46. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. John CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  47. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. Thomas CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  48. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. John CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  49. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. John CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

  50. Genealogical Research with Census Records • Enumeration Districts • St. John CARIBBEAN GENEALOGY LIBRARY