Historians and genealogists are celebrating across the country. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but I feel certain they are eager to review the new release of the Great Depression era census data.

This piece of fascinating news was found on Inquistir.com in their article, “Great Depression Census Scheduled To Be Released Soon.” The U.S. government has never before released detailed information on 132 million individuals that were alive during the 1930s. Now, anyone with access to the Internet will be able to freely access the information. Eventually, we can query the database using names.

Harvard University scholar and professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was quoted in saying this release of records will be a “…great contribution to American society.”

Melody K. Smith

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