Monday, April 02, 2012

1940 Census images showing up

Cannot sleep! Heading out for the Official Opening of the #1940 US Census at NARA (Archives I). But sleepless genealogists were rewarded by's news:

" took delivery of the 1940 census from the National Archives at 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2012. Currently we are in the process of loading all 3.8 million census images online. Once an image is online, you can browse it to see the information included on that page. When all images are uploaded, you’ll be able to browse by enumeration district (see below for more information) to find your family’s neighborhood." Source:

The page says Nevada is complete thus far, though Guam, Delaware, DC,  Indiana, Maine, and Rhode Island are images are beginning to show up. Ancestry plans to keep the 1940 free through 2013. has a dedicated 1940 Census page, but no images yet. has no 1940 images in the queue at this point.

National Archives Launches 1940 Census April 2 Online at where the images will always be free. 
The LIVE webcast of Opening Event begins at 8:30 A.M. EDT. Our taxi will arrive in 30 minutes as there is no trusting the metro system today with my wheelchair. Follow the 1940 Census on Twitter (using hashtag #1940census), Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and YouTube, and subscribe to our blogs: NARAtions and Prologue: Pieces of History
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Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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