1940's Census Records Now Available

1810 United States Census Page
1810 United States Census Page (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Christopher Lotito

Today the 1940's United States Census data becomes publicly available at the following web address:
http://1940census.archives.gov/

These records, provided by the United States National Archives, open the door to the history of a whole new generation of emigrants to the United States as well as providing insight into the lives of a people who lived through World War I, the Great Depression, and who fled from other countries during World War II to seek asylum.  Physicist Albert Einstein, who became a citizen in 1940, may be among those records revealed as shall be other Jewish, German, and Polish emigrants fleeing the Nazi horror.

For perhaps the first time as well, this data will be made available, en masse, free of charge, in stark contrast with prior censuses which have been co-opted by large corporations who charge exorbitantly for access.


Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock Historic District, Open Space, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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