Why is the 1940 census important?
The 1940 census recorded that critical period in American history as the country was still recovering from the Great Depression and before its entry into World War II. This census will prove to be invaluable to genealogists, historians, demographers, and others for years to come.
How do I search the 1940 census?
It is available for online searching free of charge at http://1940census.archives.gov or Population Schedules for the 1940 Census. In order to locate someone, it may be helpful to know his or her address and the Census enumeration district in which that address was located.
Can I search the 1940 census by address?
Is 1940 census online?
The National Archives released the 1940 Census on April 2, 2012. It is available for online searching free of charge at http://1940census.archives.gov or Population Schedules for the 1940 Census.
What is the 1940 census?
Census records are the only records that describe the entire population of the United States on a particular day. The 1940 census is no different. The answers explain in detail what the United States looked like on April 1, 1940, and what issues were most relevant to Americans after a decade of economic depression.
Are the 1950 and later censuses available for public use?
The 1950 and later censuses are not available for public use because of a statutory 72-year restriction on access for privacy reasons. (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978).
What did the 1940 US Census ask about the New Deal?
The 1940 US census asked if anyone in the household during the week of March 24 to 30, 1940, was at work on, or assigned to, public emergency work projects conducted by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the National Youth Administration (NYA), the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), or state or local work relief agencies.
What kind of paper was used in the 1940 census?
An original blank 1940 Federal Decennial Census Population Schedule. The census day was April 1, 1940. The 1940 census questionnaire was printed on 23 3/4″ x 12 1/2″ paper. These double sided forms provided space for 40 entries on each side plus two additional lines for the 5% sample questions.