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Direct Me NYC 1940


An experimental NYPL website features digitized 1940 telephone directories for New York City, which, combined with powerful search tools enable patrons to convert residential street addresses into census enumeration districts (ED), which leads to the 1940 Census records via the National Archives.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Outside the Library

Subjects: Census Data; Genealogy

Dates of Coverage: 1940

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