U.S. Census

1940 Census to be released next week
March 27, 2012

On April 2 at 8:30 a.m., Census Bureau Director Robert Groves and National Archivist David Ferriero will lead a news conference at the National Archives in Washington announcing the release of 1940 Census records to the public. Strict confidentiality laws ensure that census records are only unsealed after 72 years have passed, so genealogists, historians and researchers have waited with great eagerness for this release.

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