Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Interactive 1940 Census Web Page

According to a news release, the Census Bureau has launched an interactive 1940 Census website in anticipation of the April 2 release of the 1940 Census records. April 2 marks the end of the 72 year embargo period required for confidentiality of census records. The site includes questions asked on that form, a 1940 Census video, a link to the National Archives website for looking up records starting April 2, and an infographic depicting how characteristics of the U.S. population have changed between 1940 and 2010. The Census Bureau will regularly update the site with new interactive features in the days leading up to April 2.