Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1940 U.S. Federal Census Coming April 2, 2012

At midnight on April 2, 2012, the National Archives will hand off the 1940 census records to They will start working to get each census page online. will provide you with updates, advice and custom guidance throughout the process, allowing you to make your discoveries as quickly and easily as possible.

What You Can Do Today to Get the Most from the 1940 Census on

Start by drafting a list people in your family who are likely to be in the 1940 census. Census day was April 1, 1940, so look for people who were alive and residing in the U.S. on that date. Include cousins and siblings you know of, and jot down maiden names and places you think your relatives may have lived. Even without additional research, you may end up with a long list – or just a single person. Census records can be full of additional clues, so either is a great start. (Courtesy of

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