1940 Census website bombarded with visitors, gets 22 million hits in 4 hours

In a nutshell, that's a snapshot of Fort Myers and Southwest Florida seven decades ago, when the 1940 census was taken across the country in April of that year. On Monday, the government opened the door to that time, releasing more than 4.5 billion

The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund, Connecticut Historical Soc Credit The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund, Connecticut Historical Soc When the US Census Bureau conducted the 1940 census, America was poised on the brink of a great war and on the

Yesterday the 1940 census was released to the public through the National Archives public website. It was the first census to be made available on the internet to the general public for free. The overwhelming response caused the site the run slowly and

By Phil Izzo –1940 Census: The Census Bureau released detailed data from the 1940 Census, and one of the most interesting pieces is a map of migration showing how people moved during the Depression. “Population declines exceeded 25 percent for the

In a nutshell, that's a snapshot of Fort Myers and Southwest Florida seven decades ago, when the 1940 census was taken across the country in April of that year. On Monday, the government opened the door to that time, releasing more than 4.5 billion