Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Steve Morse One-Step Utility for 1940 Census Enumeration District Maps

Joel Weintraub and Steve Morse have created a One Step Utility for Viewing 1940 ED Maps on ARC Catalog, and have modified their 1940 Census ED Finding Tool to reflect access to the ED maps on the NARA website.  Here's the press release:

July 21st, 2011


The National Archives (NARA) has recently uploaded the 1940 Enumeration District (ED) maps to their website.  These ED maps will be very useful for searching rural and small urban areas.

The maps can be located using NARA's Archival Research Catalog (ARC) at  The ARC search form isn't the easiest to use, so Steve Morse has produced a simpler search form for rapidly getting to these maps.  The new utility entitled: "Viewing 1940 ED Maps in One Step" is at 

 We have revised our tutorial/quiz at to reflect this new locational resource for the upcoming 1940 census.


 Joel Weintraub
 Steve Morse

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