UPDATE: NYPL Labs Launches Web Tool to Assist in Finding New Yorkers in the 1940s Census
The service is named Direct Me: NYC.
MAJOR Kudos to the NYPL Lab Team!
With the massive amount of attention the release of the 1940s census has received be prepared for slow connections.
Note: At this time the 1940 Census IS NOT Searchable By Name.
From the NARA Web Site:
The 1940 census has not yet been indexed by name, so you must search the census by location or enumeration district. There are initiatives underway to make the 1940 census searchable by name, including a community volunteer project. If you’d like to help make the 1940 census name-index available for free you can sign-up as a volunteer at the1940census.com.
- Direct to 1940 Census Homepage
- Direct to Getting Started Page (VERY USEFUL)
- Direct to 1940 Census Search Interface
- Direct to 1940 Census Glossary
- Direct to 1940 Census FAQ
1940 Census Fast Facts:
- 3.8 Million Page Images from 4,000 Rolls of Microfilm
- 16th Decennial Census, Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Census.
See Also: Official NARA News Release