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How to Search the 1940 US Census

1940 U.S. Census records can be accessed in a lot of different ways. Previously, you had to contact public libraries, historical societies, and other facilities, like state archives and libraries. But now that many census holdings from the National Archives have been digitized, finding records is as simple as using a search box. Try our free census search today!

About the 1940 US Census

A census is an official count or survey of the population, and usually includes details about individuals, like name, residence, birth date, and more. The 1940 U.S. Census was released by the US National Archives in 2012 and shows population data of the inhabitants of the United States in 1940. This collection has become a treasured resource for family history researchers.