We apologize for the problems you encountered with the 1940 census web site yesterday. We share your frustration. There was extraordinary demand for the 1940 census records, with over 37 million hits in the first 7 hours on April 2nd.
We have implemented changes so you can now search and view the census images. We are continuing to work on the site and expect to make further enhancements during the day on Tuesday, April 3rd. Thank you for your patience as we continue to address issues with the 1940 census web site. We will continue to keep you updated here on NARAtions as well as on the site itself.