About the 1940 Census
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census captures a moment in time of each of the country’s residents. And the 1940 census was no exception. It’s a unique snapshot
of families and households, showing who was living where and what lives were like as America was coming
out of the Great Depression. Occupations, ages, birthplaces, income, previous residences are all included
plus more. Use details from this census to start uncovering your family’s unique place in history.
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