California in the 1940 Census!

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on July 13, 2012

California's state motto - "Eureka!" - is fitting for the newly released index to the 1940 census! Finding ancestors in the Golden State is now easier, thanks to thousands of volunteers in the Community Project who have indexed the 6.9 million people who called California "home" in 1940. Let's take a look at life in California then and now. And since a trip to California isn't complete without looking for a movie star or two, take a look at some we've found.

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