Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania


1940 Census

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The 1940 census will be publicly released online on April 2, 2012 at 9 a.m. EST.  The National Archives, with its partner,, has started a website at

where this information will first be released.  

On February 21, 2012, the National Archives issued a press release with more information, including the following statement about the content of the 1940 census:

"Many of the questions on the 1940 census are the standard ones: name, age, gender, and race, education, and place of birth. But the 1940 census also asks many new questions, some reflecting concerns of the Great Depression. The instructions ask the enumerator to enter a circled x after the name of the person furnishing the information about the family; whether the person worked for the CCC, WPA, or NYA the week of March 24–30, 1940; and income for the 12 months ending December 31, 1939. The 1940 census also has a supplemental schedule for two names on each page. The supplemental schedule asks the place of birth of the person's father and mother; the person's usual occupation, not just what they were doing the week of March 24–30, 1940; and for all women who are or have been married, has this woman been married more than once and age at first marriage."

You can read the entire press release by clicking on the link.

What will you be doing on April 2, 2012?

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Reply Jim S
9:00 PM on March 3, 2012 
Like everyone else, I can't wait for the 1940 census. I wonder how long it will take for an index to be completed?

Regards, Jim
Census Genealogy at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets