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"Exploring the 1940 Census"

PGS Program by Mary GROTA

PGS MEETING- 24 Jan 2013

updated 31 Jan 2013

Thursday evening, 24 Jan 2013, the PGS Program: "Exploring the 1940 Federal Census" was presented by Mary GROTA at the Door County Library-Conference Room in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Mary discussed the historical and societal conditions for the time period as well as all the How-To's and Hints on researching your family's history using the 1940 Federal Census on-line resources including and FamilySearch.  Practical applications followed with members and visitors getting a chance to search the 1940 Census using laptop computers.  Mary's Tips on how to search to find the elusive ancestor were especially helpful.  For more information regarding the program please contact the PGS at 



ABOVE:  Mary GROTA and her 1940 Census Displays!  RIGHT: "Are we having fun yet?? :)

BELOW:  Mary's 2nd Display: "From Depression to War!"


Below"  Searching the 1940 Census:  Left: Mary GROTA helps some folks find their ancestors.  Right: Steve JOHNSON and Sue HAVEL check out the 1940 Census.


BELOW:  Mary GROTA and John ELLENBECKER help some folks use the 1940 Census with their laptops.



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