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Where were they born? What were their full names? How educated were they? Where did they live? Who were they living with? Where were they five years earlier? What was their occupation? How much did they earn? Bringing you all the images and a searchable index for the 1940 U.S. Census, completely for free, we’ll be there to help you discover more about your ancestors and relatives who lived during tough times – such as the Great Depression and later on World War II, and to connect living memories with historical records.
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Using a powerful technology, MyHeritage will automatically match any records from the 1940 Census to people in your family tree. It’s the biggest time saver… Just sit back and we’ll do the hard work for you. We’ll continue to search all new records as they’re added, so you can enjoy a constant stream of discoveries over the next year.
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We'll be uploading data for US States that aren't yet available anywhere else, so you'll be the first to explore them.
WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?
Starting April 2nd, MyHeritage will work hard to gradually bring you all the images and new 1940 Census data, state by state, until information about every one of the 132 million Americans in the 1940 Census is available.
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Only 72 years ago your own relatives may have been filled in one of these. From April 2, 2012 you can come closer to understanding how they lived. View a sample 1940 Census form
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