As cool as the 1930 census is, I am excited to see the 1940 census released in 2012, because my father will be on it. It will be so cool to see his name listed there with his brothers and sisters and my grand parents. I also hope to finally find out the name of the little boy who lived next door, whom dad always wanted me to find and see if he was still alive so they could meet again. Daddy could remember playing with him, but not any other details. Hopefully by 1940, he is already living next door to my grandparents.
In 1940, my great grand parents should be living nearby as well. My great grandmother died in 1941, so this would be the last snap shot of them as a family.
So for now, I am continuing to look up family on the 1930 census, and finding out how the depression affected various branches, but I am really looking forward to 1940.