Monday, March 26, 2012

Live Webcast of 1940 Census Opening Event April 2

National Archives Launches 1940 Census April 2 Online at
Live webcast of Opening Event, 8:30 A.M. EDT
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This video provides a “behind-the-scenes” look at staff preparations and gives viewers tips on how to access the 1940 census data:

WHAT: Washington DC...Special ceremonial launch of the 1940 census. The National Archives' largest single release of digitized records will be online at For the genealogical community, the 1940 census is the most eagerly-anticipated records release in the past decade.  Following remarks, the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will launch the first search.
Beginning April 2, 2012, users will be able to search,m browse, and download the 1940 census schedules, free of charge, through the new 1940 census website:  National Archives partnered with to build and host the site.  The launch event will be webcast live online starting at 8L39 A.M.. Please visit, closer to April 2 for the link. 
WHEN:          Monday, April 2, 2012, 8:30 A.M.    

WHERE:       William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
Enter through Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW 

1 comment:

GregWA said...

Do you know if it will be available to watch later? I'm not excited enough to get up at 5 a.m. : )