26    Mar 20122 comments

Taking the 1940 Census [video]

Everyone at MyHeritage is very excited about the release of the 1940 US Federal Census.

We will offer free access to it on our site - read more about it on our blog post.

Meanwhile, view this short historical  footage video from the US National Archives about the taking of the 1940 census. It shares the important civic duty of Americans to respond to the questions: "You cannot know your country, unless your country knows you!".

Did you find this video of interest?  Do you have questions about the 1940 census? Let us know via comments below.

You can find the 1940 Census records at www.myheritage.com/1940census

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  1. Maybe I can find my paternal great grandfather..we shall see
  2. Rebekah,

    I had the same problem when I first started work on my family line. I knew who my ggrandfather was but no idea where he came from or any of his siblings.

    I began to investigate possible cousins and other relatives when a distant cousin answered my query. It turned out that he was one of 13 children and had migrated alone (possibly) from eastern SC to south central Al.

    Keep searching and good hunting.

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