On April 2, the National Archives and Records Administration will release the 1940 U.S. Census in digital format to the public. Personal information in the federal censuses is restricted for 72 years, hence the 2012 release date for the 1940 census. The federal census, which has been conducted every 10 years since 1790, is one of the most important resources used by genealogists for family research.
PPLD will host a Census Release Celebration featuring a talk on 1940 America by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, portrayed by Colorado Springs humanities scholar Richard Marold. Genealogist J Richards (seen in the PPLD TV video above) also will speak on the history and importance of the U.S. Census in family history research.
The presentations will be followed by a reception with refreshments and big band music. No reservations are required for this free event.
- When: Mon., April 2 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Carnegie Reading Room, Penrose Library