The 1940 Census and 1940s.org, a match made in nostalgia heaven! Earlier this month (April 2nd), digital images of the 1940 United States Federal Census were finally released after a 72 year embargo. Unlike previous census years, images of this census are made available as free digital images.
We are excited to announce that we have joined the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project to help index the 1940 Census!
Indexing records from our state, Florida, or any state will be an essential part of this grass-roots effort and will put one of the richest genealogical data sets in the world online, complete and free of charge forever. You do not have to live in Florida to join our group, you only need a desire to help.
Please follow this link to the1940census.com/society and first download the free software, install the software and open it. When open, there is a registration form to fill it out and submit. You will then activate it and log-in and choose the society you'd like to be a part of. Please select "1940's Florida Project" on the profile screen when creating your account. From there, it is time to start indexing!
There are many people still alive today who will be able to find themselves in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Others will be able to connect with relatives they knew personally or through family stories. A great resource for current and future researchers!
Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to the impact this resource will have for researchers of our area and so many others. Interest in the 1940 Census is both significant and sentimental because it documents “The Greatest Generation”.
Our Greatest Generation:
■ Survived the Great Depression
■ Fought in the Second World War
■ Innovated technology (TV, Microwave)
■ Sacrificed in the name of freedom
■ Practiced thrift and compassion
■ Understood hard work and industry
Helping to index the census is a way of giving something back to this great generation and rightfully preserving their place in our nation’s history. Find joy in the journey, and be a part of this historic event! The 1940 Census.