of the biggest events of the year — in years, actually — for American
historians, sociologists, genealogists and researchers of all types is the
release, 70-plus years after the fact, of the 1940 U.S.
Census. This census
captured a radically changed America, as it was still struggling to escape the
turmoil of the decade-long Great Depression and the migrations and economic
upheaval it caused and on the verge of getting into World War II. Genealogy & Local History Department Manager
Patricia Van Skaik will introduce the 1940 census with a special program called
“The 1940 Census Is Here: Techniques for Achieving Top Search Results.” This will provide strategies for finding and
using the information from that census. The presentation will be held in the
Genealogy & Local History program space on the third floor. Van Skaik is a
recipient of the RootsTech Distinguished Speaker Award and lectures widely on
the intersection of history, technology and librarianship. For more information,
contact the department at 513-369-6905. 2 p.m. Cincinnati Public Library,
downtown branch. 2802
Vine St., cincinnatilibrary.org.