1940 Census Project

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ON APRIL 2, 2012, NARA will provide access to the images of the 1940 United States Federal Census for the first time. Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images.


I received an email that the 1940 Census will have  a joint venture between many Genealogy Organizations. Archives.com, FamilySearch, findmypast.com, and other leading genealogy organizations, will organize resources to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online with free and open access. You can become part of the Volunteer Project at The 1940 Census.

The projects  now available to help you learn how the indexing software works and to help you train for the release of the 1940 US federal census on April 2. These projects include the following:

  • Iowa 1895 State Census
  • New York 1855 State Census
  • WWI Draft Registration Cards (multiple states)
  • WWII Draft Registration Cards (multiple states)
  • US Passenger Lists (multiple states)
  • 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows
  • Texas Births and Deaths
  • UK 1871 Census

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