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1940 Census Online

The 1940 Census is not yet online nor is it available for research offline. There are a variety of so-called 'census substitutes' that have begun appearing both online and off. While city directories for the 1940s, voter registration records, and other primary sources may help your family research — we all know there is no true substitute for having the 1940 census online for our own inspection.

As soon as we learn of details for when and where the 1940 census will be available — online or off — we'll share details via magazines, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and just about any other media used by fellow genealogists.

Follow this link to view a list of 1940 census questions transcribed as they appeared on this form.

1940 Census Online

1940 Census — Street Transcription Project
On Sunday, April 1, 2012, the 1940 Census is released from the 72-year privacy mandate and family historians will be ready to make their pilgrimage to the National Archives in search of their ancestors. As of yet, however, there is no 1940 census index available and so researchers will be required to know the Enumeration District for the city or town where their ancestors lived. If you would like to help in this effort, visit www.stevemorse.org for more details about a project to create a free time-saving tool for your fellow genealogists throughout the world.

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Other Useful Sites for Genealogy & Family History Research
As you research your family history, you will quickly realize the 1940 census is not the only source, nor can any one source answer all your questions. This is true for original source material, physical archives, and those archives that have been digitized and transcribed for online searching via the Internet.

Here are some other genealogy sites our visitors have found useful:

Search 1940 Census Records ¤ Genealogy 101 Tips for Beginners & Free forms
¤ FamilySearch (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
¤ Ellis Island (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation)
¤ American Immigrant Wall of Honor at Ellis Island
¤ 1880 Census - free details for researching 1880 census records
¤ 1900 Census - free details for researching 1900 census records
¤ 1930 Census - free details for researching 1930 census records
¤ Vital Records tips at The Family History Zone
¤ New York Passenger Lists, detail about the Port of NY
¤ SteveMorse.org (One Step Search - including 1940 census)
¤ Genealogy Books (Google Your Family Tree)
¤ Genealogy Forms (Free Downloadable Charts & Forms)
¤ APG (Association of Professional Genealogists)
¤ Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (by Dick Eastman)
¤ Internet Genealogy (from the publishers of Family Chronicle)

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If you know of other 1940 census or other helpful genealogy sites, please contact us.