1940 Census Records - Activated: 9 AM, April 2, 2012
The 1940 Census was made available for public inspection beginning Monday, April 2, 2012. The 1940 Federal Census does not have a name index or Soundex. Searches can be done by enumeration district, which are the geographic areas in which the information was collected. To make your search easier, make a list of the names and addresses of the people you want to look for in the 1940 census.
National Archives 1940 Census Records
Includes General Information about the Census, How to Start Your 1940 Census Research, and Finding Aids.
Obtaining EDs for the 1940 Census in One Step (Large Cities)
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How to Find Enumeration Districts (ED's)
Identify the enumeration district (ED) in which the address you are searching is located.