As a genealogist, I’m excited about the release of the 1940 census. Not only will it be online but - better yet - it will be available directly from WorldVitalRecords.com and MyHeritage.com on the very day that NARA releases the census to the public.
It is essential for researchers to know their enumeration districts (EDs) to ensure their early success on April 2nd. The last thing you want to do is call Grandma to help you find the location you should be searching instead of actually spending time in the census images.
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