Where can I find information about post-1940 federal census records?


Each federal census is sealed for 72 years to protect the privacy of the individuals named in the records.  Thus the 1940 Census became available to researchers in 2012, and the 1950 Census will become available in 2022.  Certain statistical information may be obtained from more recent censuses, but it does not contain any information of genealogical significance.  Visit the United States Census Bureau for more information on what is available.

You are also entitled to any census information on yourself, which you may request from the United States Census Bureau’s Age Search Service.


  • Last Updated Sep 24, 2021
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