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An unprecedented genealogy/family history project is being launched today, in a joint effort between Archives.com, FamilySearch, findmypast.com, and other leading genealogy organizations. The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project involves indexing free digital images from the 1940 census that will be made available today. The indexing work will make these census records available for online searching.

You can be part of this community genealogical project. Find out more about how to get started here.

The video below explains more about the National Archives work put into digitizing the 1940 census, and how you can find people you may know in this census.

Do you know someone who is in it? Those people who were part of what has been called the “greatest generation” (those who experienced the Great Depression, World War II, and other significant historical events and developments) are in it. Find more

Find out more about the 1940 Census Community Project