Sunday, April 1, 2012

1940 Census Searching Tip for Lake County

One of the research strategies for browsing for an ancestor in the 1940 census before the every-name index is completed is to use the street address from their entry in the 1930 census. However, if your ancestor is in Lake County, researchers need to be aware that many street names in Hammond changed late in 1930 because of a city ordinance. For more information (including the names of the changed streets), visit

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