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Today’s the Day! 1940 Census slowly becoming available

Slowly but surely the images of the 1940 Census are becoming available online.  It will take some time for all the images to be uploaded.  So have patience…we have waited this long!

Remember – there is still a need for volunteers to index the images – be a part of history – sign up today at the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project!


“Browse images for: Delaware
“Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images.”THE 1940 CENSUS IMAGES ARE NOW RELEASED! On April 2, 2012, NARAreleased the digital images of the 1940 Unites States Federal Census after a 72 year embargo. These census images will be uploaded and made available on,, and”


“Progress of the 1940 Census on took delivery of the 1940 census from the National Archives at 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2012. Currently we are in the process of loading all 3.8 million census images online. Once an image is online, you can browse it to see the information included on that page. When all images are uploaded, you’ll be able to browse by enumeration district (see below for more information) to find your family’s neighborhood.
Below is the current image status by state:
Image Status  
District of Columbia
In Process
In Process
In Process
New York
In Process

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