walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Great Uncle Harry and first cousin once removed Ellen Marie in 1940

Ancestry.com sent me an email to tell me that a bunch more states have been fully indexed and are therefore searchable -- including Washington State. This is exciting: I was born in Washington, and so was my father and his mother. I'd succeeded in finding my father's family in the 1940 census prior to indexing, because I knew where they were. I'd been less successful with his father's brother.

But he turned up instantly in 1940 with the index: living, as expected, with his 15 year old daughter. I'm having a lot less luck with Ellen Marie's then-future in-laws, however; I'm betting their last name was transcribed wrong so it'll be a bit tricky finding them.
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