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The Daily Genealogist: Why the Huge Interest in the 1940 Cenus?

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Powers Jean

Jean Powers
Associate Editor

An historian on the history staff of the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to answer that question.

The Daily Genealogist: 1940 census usage

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Lynn Betlock

Lynn Betlock

Last week’s survey asked about your research plans regarding the 1940 census. The results are:


53%, I will do some searching in the National Archives images immediately, but do most of my research after the name indexes are released.
24%, I will wait to do my research until after the name indexes for the 1940 census are available online.
18%, I will immediately use the images provided by the National Archives - without an index - and will do most or all of my research soon after the release.
5%, I do not plan on using the 1940 census.


This week's survey asks about whether you’ve used the 1940 census since it was released on Monday. Take the survey now!

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