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Hail to the 1940 Chief

Our first big find in the 1940 census! None other than Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President, Head Honcho in Chief. Tracy Slade in our Digital Preservation department found this way past most people’s bedtime. But none of us could sleep ‘cuz we’re all too excited.

BTW, the 1940 census started streaming live at approximately 1:20 a.m. EST April 2 on You should definitely check it out. You can even watch as the images post. Amazing.

Go directly to FDR’s image here.

Or visit to start looking through the 1940 census today. How long have we waited to say that?