1940 U.S. Federal Census Information Website

Hi Everyone!

Are you waiting for the next U.S. Federal Census for 1940 data to be released?

Come on, be honest now!!

You want it tomorrow!?!?

Well, that release date is not going to happen simply because of a 72 year delay obstacle for privacy protection that is mandated by the Federal Government.  We probably should not complain at the 72 year interval because it is very common for European country census data release intervals to be at the 100 year interval.

That is right,  a Scottish Census created in 1911 will be released in 2011!


So I guess those researching United States ancestral connections should be quite happy with a 72 year release interval of census data.

Can you wait until April 1, 2012 for the 1940 U.S. Census Data?  I hope so, because that is the official release date of this data.  You still have to be patient because that date does not mean the data itself will be available.  It will only be released for access.  Indexing and the like will then occur soon thereafter with an unknown availability of the actual data itself.

With the 1940 census data on everyone’s mind it is only right that there be a wonderful new website that focuses on all things related to the 1940 United States Census.

Please  take a look at the following wonderful 1940 U.S. Census site that contains all things about the 1940 Census.  You can reach this great site at:

1940 U.S. Federal Census Information

You can expect to find information about the 1940 U.S. Census categorized in the following groups:

  • 1940 Census Overview
  • 1940 Census Questions
  • 1940 Census Map
  • 1940 Census Form
  • 1940 Census Online
  • 1940s

Each of the above groupings has many further inclusion of other links and websites to provide you an even greater depth of knowledge of the 1940 Census.

The 1940s piece of information even has a year by year breakout of historical value and significance for each year within the 1940s decade e.g. 1941, 1942, 1943 etc.   If you were born in any one of the years of the 1940s decade you will be able to find a nice historical summary of that year.  At this time content for each of the years is being developed so there is no data there yet.

This is a site you will want to visit over the next year and beyond as we approach the release date of April 1, 2012 for the 1940 census data.

It really looks like a great site full of all kinds of pertinent 1940 census information that we as genealogists will want to become familiar with.

Give it a good look.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

One response to “1940 U.S. Federal Census Information Website

  1. I know I can’t wait for the 1940 US Census and it’s only a few weeks away now. How well do you know the census? Take our quiz at the following?

    Ceneus Genealogy at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets .

    Regards, Jim

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