Tuesday, April 24, 2012

1940 Census Enumeration Information Released

The Census Bureau goes to great lengths to protect the confidentiality of the personally identifiable information they collect.  However, 72 years after a Census Day, they release the full record of the information collected.
On April 2, 2012, more than 3.8 million pages of digital images of the 1940 enumeration records were released through the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).   The records show the names, ages, relationships, education and employment information of everyone in the United States and its territories.

The starting point for research is NARA’s 1940 Census website, which has links to FAQs, glossary of terms, how to research the Census records and the scanned pages:http://1940census.archives.gov

If you need help finding the correct enumeration district (that’s how the pages are organized )http://stevemorse.org/census/xml1940edmaps.html

If you want to help index some of those 3.8 million pages:https://the1940census.com/
Article contact: Peter Haxton
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