On April 1, 1940, there were 132,164,569 people living in America. And today, 87 percent of Americans can find a direct family link to one – or more – of them.
When the 1940 U.S. Federal Census is opened to the public this
April 2, 2012, we’ll have a window into every one of those 132 million lives. Their names, where they lived, who shared their house, even where they were five years earlier.
And that’s just for starters.