Friday, March 30, 2012

NARA to Release 1940 Census

On April 2 at 9:00 a.m., the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will make individual records from the 1940 U.S. Census available to the public for the first time. The U.S. Census Bureau has set up a special site in anticipation of the release. It contains links, an interactive overview of the 1940 Census, historical facts, videos, and pictures, and comparisons of the results of the 1940 Census with corresponding information from the 2010 Census. The preview site is well worth a look on its own. The Census website will directly link to the National Archives site.