2    Apr 20126 comments

1940 census fever!

The 1940 Census buzz has reached fever pitch as the records are made public and we’re really excited to be a part of this historic moment for the global genealogy community.

At 12.01am Monday, at the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) offices in Maryland, we received the 1940 US Federal Census images. We immediately headed to our new data center to begin uploading the images for our users.

As we’ve announced on this blog, we’re providing access to the census (images and index) for free and we’ll provide automatic alerts whenever there’s a match between your family tree and a census record.

While we proceed with this monumental task, we’ve been following the Twitter buzz as people have been tweeting 24/7 about the census. We've been so amazed by the hype that we couldn't resist sharing some of our favorite census tweets: (Want to join the buzz? Tweet us @myheritage.)

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

Search for your ancestors:

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  1. PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE...List the States that we can search! I know it's gonna take ya'll a few weeks to get all the 1940 online, but...List the states that are Searchable. I NEED Washington, D.C. and we all know how long its takes to get stuff done from there!!!!!!!!
  2. Hi Frederica, please go to www.myheritage.com/1940census where you will find all the states online!
  3. I am from Ireland and I am finding it difficult to find my ancestors who immigrated to USA, Greenpoint Brooklyn New York, I am so grateful to you all for taking the time to issue free the 1940's census, I do not understand the enumeration district numbers....therefore I cannot wait for the name search to be added...thank you all for doing a great job, and making it easier for me to find my ancestors.....
  4. Hi Katie, try this website to find the enumeration district http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html and if you're still having trouble, please email our support team - support@myheritage.com and they'll give you assistance.
  5. Wonderful points altogether, you just won a new reader. What could you recommend in regards to your publish that you just made a few days in the past? Any positive?
  6. When will this be indexed? I thought my grandparents were in Bexar County in 1940 but cannot find them in the district that I thought they were in at the time.

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