Brian William Greene
After 72 years, new data offers insights into the state of the country after the Great Depression on the eve of World War II
The 1940 census went beyond the standard questions about name, age, relationship and occupation, asking about employment status, years of education, internal migration, and participation in New Deal programs among other things for the first time.
The release is fairly difficult to navigate, as it has not yet been fully digitized. Instead, the
Despite the difficulty in navigating the massive cache of documents, the 1940 census is already providing for some interesting contrasts with modern times.
You can start your search for your ancestors at the official 1940 Census website.
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