City Library Eases the Way For Searching 1940 Census

WSJ – The National Archives releases census records once a decade, and on April 2 it is making available the information from the 1940 census. But the records won’t immediately be searchable by name. For those whose relatives lived in New York City, the New York Public Library is aiming to make it simpler to search this holy grail of information about what life was like during periods such as the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II.”

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