Where can I find 1940 census records online?

The National Archives released the 1940 Census on April 2, 2012. It is available for online searching free of charge at http://1940census.archives.gov or Population Schedules for the 1940 Census.

How do I find someone in the 1940 census?

If there is no name index, how can I locate people in the 1940 Census? You can locate people by identifying the enumeration district in which they lived in 1940 and then browsing the census population schedules for that enumeration district.

Is the 1940 census indexed yet?

The 1940 census has not yet been indexed by name, so you must search the census by location or enumeration district.

How do I find my census records online for free?

View digitized Census Records online through one of our partners, ancestry.com or familysearch.org. (Familysearch.org is free-of-charge. Ancestry.com is available free-of-charge at the National Archives facilities nationwide and through many libraries, otherwise by subscription.)

Why is there a 72 year rule on the census?

The law, passed in 1978, was an outgrowth of an agreement between the Census Bureau and National Archives. For privacy reasons, access to personally identifiable information contained in decennial census records is restricted to all but the individual named on the record or their legal heir for 72 years.

What were the questions on the 1940 census?

Many of the questions on the 1940 census are the standard ones: name, age, gender, and race, education, and place of birth….Household Data:

  • Number of household in order of visitation.
  • Home owned (O) or rented (R).
  • Value of home, if owned, or monthly rental, if rented.
  • Does this household live on a farm? (Yes or No).

How do I get my 1911 census for free?

Historic census forms from 1841-1911 are available to view free on site at the National Archives in Kew (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/).

How is the 1940 census different than the ones that followed it?

Census records are the only records that describe the entire population of the United States on a particular day. The 1940 census is no different. Some questions asked in earlier years were moved to the supplemental census, a 5 percent sampling of the population (or two people listed on every page of the census).

What is the whitest state in the US?

States with the highest percentages of White Americans, as of 2007:

  • Maine 95.5%
  • New Hampshire 95.0%
  • West Virginia 94.3%
  • Iowa 92.9%
  • Idaho 92.1%
  • Wyoming 91.6%
  • Minnesota 90.94%
  • North Dakota 90.9%