Saturday, September 6, 2014

U.S. 1940 Census Goes Online in 2012

From the April 3, 2012, Yahoo! News "1940 U.S. census viewable online after near freeze" by Cristian Salazar and Randy Herschaft.

The site received tens of millions of hits the first day it was online.  The 37 million hits were on the single largest collection of digital information ever made available online by the National Archives.

This was able to happen because confidentiality laws had expired even though 21 million of the persons listed are still alive.

This census gives details on 132 million Americans.

--GreGen

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