First U.S. Census Digitized

Monday, April 02, 2012

1940 Census Form (U.S. Census Bureau/Wikimedia Commons)

The National Archives published the full records of the 1940 census online today. It's the first United States census to be fully digitalized, and contains details, including names, addresses and income levels, of more than 132 million people. Connie Potter, archivist and senior genealogy specialist at the National Archives, says this trove of information brings out the people behind census statistics.

Guests:

Connie Potter

Produced by:

Leanna Orr

Comments [1]

PGEE

How fascinating!

May. 22 2012 11:29 PM

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