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Friday, March 30, 2012

1940 US Census Raw Data to be Released on April 2nd - Analytics Geek rejoice!

Yes there is nothing better for an analytics junkie than to get access to a big data set that has the added benefit of the raw data being available in digital format. So it is with the release of the 1940 United States Federal Census Data to be released on this coming Monday. This data is not anonymized and contains the name, age, sex and location of all 130 million Americans in addition 5% of respondents were asked supplemental questions that are also contained in this data. This should be a fun Open Data Set to play with.

Upon its release, the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, a joint initiative between Archives.com, FamilySearch, findmypast.com, and other leading genealogy organizations, will coordinate efforts to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online with free and open access. They are looking for volunteers to help in this effort.

So Hack away and enjoy this new data set.

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