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TSLA to Host 1940 Census Seminar
(Published: March 14, 2012)

Did you know that over a third of the questions asked on the 1940 U.S. Census were new or modified from the previous census? On April 14, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), along with Rick Koelz, will host a free seminar on the impact of the 1940 census information becoming available online and answer your questions.

Information about whether your ancestors attended college or whether they had registered for one of the new Social Security numbers is included in these historic records, which have been sequestered in the vaults of the National Archives for 72 years. On April 2, information on the nearly 300 million U.S. residents who participated will become available online. This information will give researchers and family historians detailed demographics on those living in the post-Depression and pre-World War II era.

The seminar will look at the history of the U.S. Census and how it has evolved since its beginning in 1790. The