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Discovery Park Campus Lecture: Exploring the 1940 U.S. Federal Census with Bonnie Briscoe

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[Click Image to Enlarge] Bonnie Briscoe will share information on the newly released 1940 U.S. Federal Census in Discovery Park Campus’ Saturday lecture on April 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. [Contributed photo]

By Lina Kelly

Thatcher, AZ— EAC’s Discovery Park Campus welcomes Bonnie Briscoe, local historical and genealogy expert, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the Jupiter Room of the Discovery Park Campus at 6:30 p.m. Briscoe will share information on the newly released 1940 U.S. Federal Census. She will share a historical view of the era, along with an overview of the odd and interesting questions asked on the census.

“Bonnie’s contagious enthusiasm along with her PowerPoint presentation filled with interesting pictures and visuals will inspire you to dig deeper into your history and step back in time to the year 1940,” says Paul Anger, Discovery Park Campus Director. “Bonnie will share what questions were asked of the people, and more importantly, how they were answered.”

Briscoe loves to share her information and personal experiences in family history and genealogy and encourages anyone who is interested to come out and dig a little deeper. There will be detailed hand-outs provided, along with a 1940 census form, and information on websites to help you in finding this census online.

The public is invited to attend this free presentation. Afterwards, all attendees are invited to tour the Graham County Historical Society’s artifacts display and the “History of Astronomy” gallery, and can also observe the night sky through the 20” Tinsley Telescope, in the Gov Aker Observatory, all free of charge. For more information please contact the EAC Discovery Park Campus at (928) 428-6260 or email at