VA Hospitals & Institutions

It’s easy to find residents and employees of Veterans Administration hospitals and other facilities in the 1940 U.S. Census. On Ancestry Library Edition’s (Ancestry LE) start page, scroll down to the bottom. Then select:

U.S. Census Records—1940

Then do this search:

SEARCH—KEYWORD: Veterans Administration (Exact) 51,511 hits

You can filter results using place names:

SEARCH—KEYWORD: Veterans Administration (Exact)
SEARCH—ANY EVENT: Missouri, USA (Exact) 1,812 hits

You can also filter results using birthplace of patients or employees:

SEARCH—KEYWORD: Veterans Administration (Exact)
SEARCH—BIRTH—LOCATION: Missouri, USA (Exact) 1,511 hits

You can specifically filter for employees by using SEARCH—OCCUPATION and any of these terms:

Attendant 2,327 hits
Clerk 240 hits
Dentist 28 hits
Guard 84 hits
Lawyer 8 hits
Matron 4 hits
Nurse 1,720 hits
Pharmacist 13 hits
Physician 133 hits
Surgeon 18 hits
X-ray Technician 9 hits

You may use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.

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