On April 2, 2012, the Federal Census Bureau will be releasing the 1940 Census for public access. For many genealogists and researchers, the release of this census will open new insights into pre-war America, as well as provide opportunities for genealogists and family historians to continue their research into this most recent decade. Like all previous censuses, the 1940 census will be available in all NARA facilities, this time in digital format (not just microfilm).
In light of this anticipated release (some genealogy blogs and sites have countdowns already!), NARA wants to know which census is your favorite. Is it the very first census from 1790? Or maybe you’ve had a lot of luck with a later census? Tell us which census is your favorite, and why you find it so rewarding!