Census Website Overwhelmed After Releasing 1940 Census Data

Posted on April 3, 2012

1940 US Census Poster

The U.S. Census Bureau website was overwhelmed after relasing 1940 census data. The website received over 22 million visits in four hours. A promotional poster from the 1940 Census is pictured above.

The 1940 census records, which includes over 3.9 million pages, can be found here. You can not yet search the site by name, but the site says a volunteer initiative is currently underway to make this possible. Some people plan to use the new data to uncover family history. Take a look:

Photo: US Census Bureau

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