Talk:1940 United States Census

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countdown page[edit]

Hi monitors and Dr Who, there is now a countdown page at the National Archives web site indicating Monday, 2 April 2012 will be the official release date. 1 April 2012 is a Sunday and it appears they decided against a Sunday opening.

Link: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1940/

Please update accordingly. Genehisthome (talk) 05:00, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

 Done Someone changed the Article. Thanks, Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 13:49, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 16:11, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

Indexing the 1940 Census, (so you can search and find people)[edit]

There is a major national service project of volunteers to completely index the U.S. 1940 Census in six months, (April 2nd to October 1st). Major sponsoring organizations that have organized to complete the INDEXING of the 1940 Census are 1. Archives(tm); 2. FindMyPast.com; and 3. FamlySearch (by the LDS Church). You will be able to find people by name and city. Here are some websites of interest:

http://The1940Census.com/society —— http://The1940Census.com/society/start/

And you can leave comments on the site I’ve created:

http://the1940census.blogspot.com/ —— Hope This Helps, Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 03:34, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Adding 'See also' Section (to include INDEXING the 1940 Census, between April & October) .!. .!. .!.[edit]

Although everyone will be able to research in the 1940 Census starting April 2nd (72 years after the snapshot of America, a legal wait period) they can do so only by looking through all the information in specific enumerating districts. With INDEXING they will be able to search by name. Can you even imagine the benefits? (Find more in less time and miss less!) This should be noted here in the Article and also on the WP Article on INDEXING. PS: I'll work on it but will be very busy indexing. Lynnette and I indexed and arbitrated 300,000 names in 2008, and will speed up with the 1940 Census, by state. Others have done more, FYI. Join us and be part of the team. Truly, Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 13:44, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

The 1940 Census was featured in the Three Stooges film No Census, No Feeling — Preceding unsigned comment added by N8chz (talkcontribs) 01:22, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Sources for Population Numbers[edit]

There are no sources defining the location of the data for the national populations of 1930 and 1940, there are also no sources listed showing where the state population data of 1940 came from.