Tips re working on 1940 Census on FamilySearch

  • Forget-Me-NotTo view other areas of the census image, click & drag rather than scroll.
  • When you download a 1940 census image from, the filename is “record image”.
    Be sure to rename immediately.
  • Suggest determining a naming convention such as 1940census-DoeJohn-Etowah-AL.jpg. Do not change the extension or the file becomes unreadable.

First two tips from “The Toolkit” article in Family Tree Magazine,
July/August 2012, Vol. 13, Issue 5, p. 68.
Forget-Me-Not, an original clip art from

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