The 1940 Census has been released this month. I have been very busy indexing the micro film into a searchable database for researchers to find their family members. One of my hobbies is genealogy. In my search I have found that I am related to Jean Baptist Guillory. He is were all of the Guillory families in the US come from. There is a very interesting story regarding him living with his wife's personal slave as his wife. After his wife died he moved his family and Margarite (his wife's slave) to Louisiana. At one point his children took Margarite saying that she didn't belong to their father because she was their mother's property. It is said that he went and took her back at knife point.
He fathered 4 children by her. He gave her a paper freeing her and her children, upon his death. After his death this was challenged by his white children and ended up in court.
I love history! and genealogy. Among other names in my family tree are Hagenauer, Howorka, Vierling, Schmidt, Scheurer, Kohlmann, Fontenot, Robin, and Deshotel
Hagenauer, Kohlmann, Vierling are likely from a Jewish line. This I am very pleased to know that I likely have Jewish blood in me.
If you are interested in indexing this is the site where you can get started: https://the1940census.com/society/
If you are interested in doing a family tree I have been doing this for 20+ years and might be able to give you some pointers.