I shall be looking for my parents in the 1940 census this Monday. They will not have yet met, so I will be looking for them in two separate households in two separate cities , in two separate counties. Will I find them? I sure hope so and thankfully I think I have a jump start, because I know where to look, thanks to the Steve Morse ED Finder.
My Mother's Address in 1940
In 1940, my mother lived at 1104 N. State Street, in Little Rock Arkansas, which is in Pulaski County. (Today that area encompasses most of the campus of Philander Smith College. She lived behind Wesley Chapel Methodist Church.)
On Monday morning, I will be online at 9 am looking for her in the census. Hopefully it will not take long for me to find her. The closest intersection where she lived was where 11th and State streets intersect. Thankfully I used the database from the Steve Morse ED finder for 1940 and am ready to go!
I put in my mom's address where I know she lived in 1940 on the ED Finder.
What a pleasant surprise to find the exact area where my mother lived! I also realized that the document that appeared (see the top image above) contained information also on the enumeration district of both 1930 and 1940.
My Dad's 1940 location
So with my mom's enumeration district being easy find---will finding my father in the 1940 census be just as easy? I hope so!
In 1920 he lived at 2102 No. 12th Street in Ft. Smith Arkansas. Ft. Smith is an unusual city with many streets running diagonally and some streets do not always appear in a numerical sequence. However, having grown up there, I am familiar with many of the streets and neighborhoods of that small city, and I think that I do have the right enumeration district for the house where the family lived.
I used Steve Morse's ED Finder again and three possibilities came up and the entry on the top seemed to match the area closely as I know it to be.
Looking at the image I also found an image from the ED directory as well.