Casefile Clues

17 August 2012

1940 Census Index for Illinois release at FamilySearch

It appears that FamilySearch has finally included Illinois in their 1940 census index. I have a few people that I have not been able to locate, particularly Peter Verikios a Greek immigrant to Chicago who would have been living (probably) in or near Chicago in 1940.

There are several options:

  • Peter could have been skipped
  • Peter's name could be written so badly it cannot be read
  • Peter might have been enumerated under another name--a variant of which I have not heard.
  • Peter might have lived elsewhere-somewhere I have not thought to look.


I have a few more individuals whom I can't find in 1940 in Illinois. I will have to look for them now at FamilySearch.