National Archives – Welcome to the 1940 census

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 2, 2012

“The 1940 census records were released by the US National Archives April 2, 2012, and brought online through a partnership with Archives.com. This website allows you full access to the 1940 census images, in addition to 1940 census maps and descriptions. Please visit Getting Started to determine the best way to begin your search.

  • Find census maps and descriptions to locate an enumeration district. To find a person in the census, you first need to determine the appropriate enumeration district number. This can be found by searching census district maps and descriptions.

  • Browse census images to locate a person in the 1940 census. Census images are organized by enumeration district number. Once you’ve located the correct one, you can begin to browse census images to look for your ancestor.
  • Save, share, and download images to save your work and share with family members. When you locate a census image, you can easily save, share, or download the image for future reference. This image can be a great keepsake, or addition to your family tree!”
  • See also U.S. Census Bureau Infographic – 1940-2010 How has America changed?
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