Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/12/2011

After 72-year wait, old records will be accessible online (US)

Barbara Thiemann has waited 10 years to learn about a brother she never met.
On April 2, when the government releases the 1940 Census, that will change.

“I plan on being the first one in line,” said Thiemann, 56, of Penn Hills. “It’s going to open up a lot of information that I didn’t know.”

Thiemann, an amateur genealogist, heard from a family friend about her brother who died 20 years before she was born. She hasn’t found records of his birth or death because her family moved a lot in the 1940s and ’50s and because the government doesn’t release full census data until 72 years after gathering it. None of the previous censuses listed her brother. for more click here

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