National Archives has released the searchable 1940 U.S. Census

1940 U.S. Census

72 years ago in 1940 U.S. Census was released today, when there was a Great Depression and the World War II was On.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /] The National Archives has released on Monday, April 2, 2012, the digital records from the 1940 Census containing records of 132 million people living at that time in America. The records are free online and searchable containing images, maps and other details from that time. Although, search by name is not available but users can search by location and certain other information.

1940 census dateFrom the National Archives,

The 1940 census reflects economic tumult of the Great Depression and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal recovery program of the 1930s. Between 1930 and 1940, the population of the Continental United States increased 7.2% to 131,669,275. The territories of Alaska, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and the American Virgin Islands comprised 2,477,023 people.

1940 Census shows that there is a major change in many things such as the number of farmers which was 5.1 million at that time but now it is 613,000. 1940 Census cost about $67.5 million while 2010 Census cost about $12.4 billion.

One of the women has the chance to see her name in the 1940 Census. Her name is Verla Morris and she will turn 100 later this year. This reload of Census has remind her of that old time and she is now considered as a part of living history.

Among other famous names are Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman.

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