Okay, so the 1940 Census is available online for anyone to search. Click here for access.
I was curious and wanted to find family members on it, however, you can't search by name.
The search engine requires that you look up folks by state, town and house address. I am working on getting that information.
So, I became curious about who lived in my childhood home in Brooklyn, and who lived in my house here in Hamden. What I found was very intriguing.
It turns out that in the exact apartment where I grew up, there lived a family that had two daughters, Jennie and Tina.
Now gag on this, my sister is named Jenny and her best friend growing up was Tina.
My sister Jenny and Tina grew up together in that apartment playing with dolls, listening to music, gossiping and getting dressed for a night out. We lived there till we were in our late teens.
Now, in the house where I live, there was a family that had a 3 year old son named Stuart Allan. Yes, his middle name is or was Allan and it is spelled the same way I spell mine.
What are the odds of this type of coincidence? What does this mean? What do you guys think?