Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Free Access to U.S. Censuses 1790-1940 on has recently finished indexing the 1940 census that was released to the public earlier this year. In celebration, they are opening up over 713 million census records to free public access until September 3, 2012. To give it a whirl or for more information, go here. They've also uploaded a free guide that you can download in PDF to help guide you through your search.

There's also a nifty little device called the 1940 Time Machine that, with some basic information about you, will put your face into a short video about what your life may have been like if you lived in 1940. It's quick, easy, and rather charming. Try it out here