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1940 Census

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2 April 2012

The 1940 census will be released digitally on April 2, 2012.

The digital images will be accessible free of charge at NARA facilities nationwide through our public access computers as well as on personal computers via the internet.

The 1940 and later censuses are not available for public use because of a statutory 72-year restriction on access for privacy reasons. (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978). If you need information about yourself or a deceased person from the 1940 or later censuses, fill out Form BC-600 from the Bureau of the Census Age Search Service or write to:

U.S. Census Bureau,National Processing Center, 1201 East 10th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47132.

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