Just 7 days until the 1940 Census is released. Come celebrate at the Grand Opening at the National Archives in Seattle!
(These young men on the Chemawa Indian School Baseball Team in 1939 would have been counted in the 1940 census.)
The ceremony will start at 8:30 a.m. EDT in Washington, DC, and will be streamed live online. Staff will be here at 5:30 a.m. PDT to allow anyone who wants to join in the fun in Seattle to view the ceremony in our upstairs conference room.
The Archivist and Director of the Bureau of the Census will speak. The first 15 minutes will include videos followed by the speeches and the first searches at exactly 8 a.m. EDT (6 a.m. PDT). Genealogy Specialist Connie Potter and Bureau of the Census Historian Michael Snow will answer questions for the remaining time of the live stream.
The 1940 census will be available to researchers in our genealogy research room starting at 6 a.m. PDT. Come join us for the fun! Staff and volunteers will be available to assist you with your 1940 census research.
Then we are offering a pick-me-up refreshment at 10 a.m.! We will have a special 1940 Census Opening Day cake in our upstairs conference room. We’ll also provide coffee. Stop by for a treat on opening day!
The 1940 census will be available online at 9 a.m. EDT at http://1940census.archives.gov/.
See you 5:30 a.m. PDT in Seattle!