Tag Archives: 1940 census

The Crossroads of the Genealogy World

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications Pennsylvania Avenue is synonymous with iconic destinations and extraordinary events. From the White House to the United States Capitol, the notable institutions that … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest—April 26

We’re not always fashion forward here in the National Archives (archivists wear blue coats over the street clothes to protect themselves from the dust and dirt that come from working in the stacks), but we were inspired by the jaunty hats … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: The Enumerated Mustache

Don’t be fooled by the sleepy demeanor of this mustachioed man. It’s 1933, and the world is changing. And the Federal Government would be recording these changes on April 1, 1940. Over 120,000 enumerators would fan out across 48 states … Continue reading

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Going Digital: The 1940 Census Hits the Web and YouTube

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. On April 2 at 9 a.m. (EDT), the National Archives will launch its first-ever online U.S. census release. By visiting 1940census.archives.gov, internet users can … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: When Irish mustaches are smiling

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! With all the hoopla over the upcoming release of the 1940 census on April 2, we haven’t really been thinking about facial hair all that much. But then fellow National Archives staff member Jeannie (of the OurPresidents … Continue reading

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