What do Centenarians, the Census and the Cloud All Have in Common?
San Francisco’s family tree history website Archives.com recently released the 1940 U.S. census data. They worked with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to build and host the data into the public cloud. Now, census data can be accessed on the web as digital images for the first time. The document images include the person’s name, age, gender, relationship to the head of household, birthplace and more. Tens of millions of people recorded in the census are still alive today, giving us a living history. The census data also allows current generations to look back and collect information about their ancestors potentially using it to find out more about their genetics and history.
Forbes, by Jacqueline Vanancek