The 1940 Census is here!
The long awaited 1940 Census is now available through the National Archives. At this time, NARA does not offer name searching. It is necessary to use information about where someone lived to find them on the census. Over the next year, the “Ancestry” and “Heritage Quest” sites available through the Bridgeport History Center (BHC) will offer full service online searching of this census.
1940 Census Tool: www.stephenmorse.com/census/unified.html
The BHC offers access to the US Census in digital format through “AncestryLibray.com” and “Heritage Quest.” The department also has the complete federal census for Connecticut, 1790-1930 in print or on microfilm. In addition, the BHC has several publications that discuss how the census was conducted and how to use utilize it for genealogy research.
[please note: Ancestry Library must be used inside the BPL; Heritage Quest may be accessed with any CT library card]