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Colfax County, Nebraska
1940 Census

On April 2, 2012, the 1940 census images will be released for the first time, and in an all digital format.  This page is designed to assist you with gaining information from that document, as it will not be indexed by name at its initial release. I have included links to helpful sites, easy to use tools, and transcribing information if you would like to volunteer with that project, as well as information for Colfax County.

Update: 4 April 2012
Link to the 1940 Census images from Colfax County, available on

Steve Morse, One Step ToolsGetting Ready for the 1940 Census the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, December 2011
Steve Morse, One Step ToolsUnified 1940 Census ED Finder you to search by state, county, town to find the ED you are looking for.
Colfax CountyED Districts19-1, 19-2, 19-3, 19-4, 19-5, 19-6, 19-7, 19-8, 19-9, 19-10, 19-11, 19-12, 19-13, 19-14, 19-15, 19-16, 19-17, 19-18, 19-19
Colfax CountyRichland ED Districts19-9, 19-10
Colfax CountySchuyler ED Districts19-13, 19-14, 1915
Colfax CountyClarkson ED Districts19-1, 19-2
Colfax CountyLeigh ED Districts19-17, 19-18
Steve Morse, One Step Tools1940 Enumeration District Maps to all maps available for Colfax County
1940census.netSource website for information, tools, etc. a list of questions asked on the census.
FamilySearch.orgOne of the sites that will host the census images. an opportunity to volunteer to transcribe the census into a name index.
NARA.govOfficial National Archives site for the 1940 census.
NARA.govBlank census forms and print blank census forms, also has a fillable online form.
Wikipedia.orgWiki entry on 1940 Census information
Census Form1940 Blank Census FormDownload Here (PDF)From the NARA site.
Ancestry.comOne of the sites that will host the census images.
Archives.comOne of the sites that will host the census images.

*Important to remember... the three sites that are hosting the images of the 1940 census will receive them at midnight on April 2. They cannot start loading the pages onto their sites until then, so be patient. Your state, county, ED might not show up right away. Also, the sites will see extremely heavy traffic that day, so continue to be patient! They are all working to make sure we have a smooth opening of the census, but technology can be tricky sometimes.