Category Archives: Maine

The 1940 census is here

The 1940 census has come out. It’s has not all been scanned electronically yet and it will be quite some time until you can search by name. However, if you know what state, county, city and enumeration district to look in and you happen to be looking in a state that has been scanned, you can get cool stuff like this:

Wainer in 1940

Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Maine, Somerset, Fairfield, Enumeration district 13-19A. Page 24.

There’s a bunch on interesting information here. One of the more interesting things is that the person labeled “Olga” is really my Aunt Alice. Her parents and her siblings called her Olga for much of her life. The original Olga died as an infant and when Alice was born, even though they gave her the name Alice on her birth certificate, called her Olga.

It’s also interesting to me that all the guys that were old enough worked in the pulp mill.

Victoria Osaga

As I mentioned in a previous post, my Uncle Mike was born in Boston. He ended up moving to Maine with his family and in his adult years got married and ended up back in Massachusetts. Uncle Mike married my Aunt Vicky ( Victoria Osaga) and for some reason the date and place of their marriage has escaped me. ( I seem to lack basic organizational skills) Anyway,My Aunt Vicky came from a large family of, primarily, daughters. Here’s the 1930 Connecticut census showing Victoria, her mom, and a bunch of her sisters.

Aunt Vicky 1930

1920 Wainer Census

My Father grew up in Maine. When I was younger my Uncle Stephen, who I’m named for, still lived in the family home in Maine and during the summer we would often visit.

Here’s a 1920 census showing my Grandfather, Grandmother, Uncle Mike, Aunt Vicky, and my Uncle Stephen:

1920 Wainer Census

1920 Wainer Census

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