1940 Census Events and Workshops at the National Archives Coast to Coast

From coast to coast the National Archives is celebrating the 1940 census next week with events and workshops.  We hope you will join us!

The National Archives at Boston will be offering a program called “The 1940 Census is Here Today!” on April 2nd.  Please email them at boston.archives@nara.gov for more information.

The National Archives at New York is holding an open house on April 2  See the full schedule of events on their web site.  Please email them at newyork.archives@nara.gov to register.

If you are in Philadelphia, make sure to look up at the crown lights on the PECO building which will be celebrating the 1940 census! The National Archives at Philadelphia will host an opening day party on April 2 from 8:30-4:45 (ET).  Drop in for refreshments, balloons, and raffles.

The National Archives at Atlanta will have a 1940 census workshop on Saturday, April 7th at 10 AM (ET).  Email them at atlanta.archives@nara.gov for more information.

Our staff at the National Archives in Chicago are also hosting a reception on April 2nd.  To learn more, email them at chicago.archives@nara.gov

If you are in Kansas City you can attend “Introduction to the 1940 Census” at 10 AM (CT) or 2 PM (CT) on April 2nd. If you can’t make the workshops on April 2nd, they will also be held on April 5th.  To register, please email the National Archives at Kansas City at kansascity.archives@nara.gov

In Texas, the National Archives at Fort Worth has a busy week of programs planned.  On April 2nd they are celebrating with an opening day event beginning at 7:45 (CT) with remarks from Gabriel Sanchez, Regional Director of the Dallas Regional Office of the Census Bureau and Meg Hacker, Archives Director.  At 9 AM and 2 PM there will be “Enumeration District Training.” And at noon there will be a talk by Paula Wright of the Dallas Regional Office of the Census Bureau.  April 3-6 the National Archives will have “Enumeration District Training” each day at 9:00 AM (CT) and 2:00 PM (CT) with other programs held each day at noon.  For more information, please email fortworth.archives@nara.gov

The National Archives at Denver is having an open house on April 2nd.  Email them at denver.archives@nara.gov for more information.

At the National Archives in San Francisco there will be an open house at 8:30 AM (PT) until noon.

For events happening at the National Archives in Washington, DC, please see our blog post from earlier this week.

We hope to see you next week as we celebrate the opening of the 1940 census at http://1940census.archives.gov at 9:00 AM (ET) on April 2nd!


8 thoughts on “1940 Census Events and Workshops at the National Archives Coast to Coast

  1. Together with the Anchorage Genealogical Society, the National Archives at Anchorage will also be hosting three half-hour workshops on 7 April, at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. We will be explaining the site itself, and AGS will be covering how the census in general can benefit genealogical research.

    1. Hi Leah,

      The National Archives at Seattle will be hosting a viewing party of the 1940 census Grand Opening ceremony starting at 5:30 AM PDT at their location in Seattle. The 1940 census will be available to researchers in the genealogy research room starting at 6 AM PDT. Staff and volunteers will be available to assist you with your 1940 census research.

      For more information, you can visit their Facebook page, or email them at seattle.archives@nara.gov

      Best of luck with your research!

  2. I would like help with my family genealogy I started looking it up and got to the Slaves but the owners are hard to find other than the name that we share. the former slaves are buried in our family plot in Oklahoma. The names are unique as we found the same names in the family of our President and the states. My great grand mother and great grand father were former slaves. they passed in 1920 and 1929. we celebrat every two years. we only have five of their grandchildren lleft tht knew them. my father is passed he would be 100 years old this year. they knew the slaves. please help if you can. “Ray can be found connected with Obamas mother’s family. as well as the first name “Larkin” The states are NC, Okla, Arkansas and Missouri.

    1. The National Archives is holding an event at our Washington, DC, building to open the 1940 census beginning at 8:30 AM (Eastern) on April 2nd. There will be remarks by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, and Robert Groves, Director of the Bureau of the Census, and others. If you are in the Washington, DC, area, you are welcome to join us. Please enter National Archives special events entrance on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets, NW. If you are not able to join us, you may watch the event at http://archives.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?event_id=8

  3. Meredith,

    Thank you for the info. I will check their website that you listed. I appreciate the help.


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