12 Apr '12, 8pm

The 1940 U.S. Census: Soon, A Searcher’s Treasure Trove

Big news for genealogists, historians and even for people just curious about their own families: the 1940 U.S. Census is now available on the web. Unfortunately, at this point at least, it takes a bit of skill and determination to navigate through the data, though there are many efforts underway to make this incredibly valuable trove of data more easily searchable. For more info and to begin searching, here’s a collection of direct links to some helpful material. Since the database became available on the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) last week I’ve heard from a few people asking me about when you’ll be able to search the 1940 Census database by name. Here’s precisely what NARA has to say: The 1940 census has not yet been indexed by name, so you must search the census by location or enumeration district. There are initiatives underway to make the 1940...

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