'Great Depression Era'
This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1932 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1932, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.
Military Records from the Period
A person born in 1932 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:
Korean War (1950-1953), Vietnam War (1965-1973), Gulf War (1991)
President Rooselvelt passed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Someone born in 1932 would have been about 3 if they were still living in 1935, and they may have applied for a social security number.
A person born in 1932 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:
1940 U.S. Federal Census - Click here
Each member of the household was named on the census in 1940. A person born between January and March, 1932, would have been 8 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1940. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 7 when the census was taken.
1950 U.S. Federal Census - Click here
Each member of the household was named on the census in 1950. A person born between January and March, 1932, would have been 18 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1950. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 17 when the census was taken. *Census to be released in April 2022.