Census records are the only records that describe the entire population of the United States on a particular day. The 1940 census is no different. The answers given to the census takers tell us, in detail, what the United States looked like on April 1, 1940, and what issues were most relevant to Americans after a decade of economic depression. The 1940 census reflects economic tumult of the Great Depression and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal recovery program of the 1930s. Between 1930 and 1940, the population of the Continental United States increased 7.2% to 131,669,275. The territories of Alaska, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Panama Canal, and the American Virgin Islands comprised 2,477,023 people. Besides name, age, relationship, and occupation, the 1940 census included questions about internal migration; employment status; participation in the New Deal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), and National Youth Administration (NYA) programs; and years of education.
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This database details individuals enumerated in the 1841-1901 census records of England and are linked to the actual images of the census records, reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England. These census records contain 169,124,238 names.
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Search our immigration sets for Russian, Italian, German, Irish records. Immigration records, also known as “ship passenger arrival records,” may provide genealogists with information such as:

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Alt TextThe Family Histories data sets are taken from genealogy and family history books that are part of the Quintin Publications Collection. The collections are searchable by name and will soon be available as downloadable pdf books. 
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