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Category Archive: History

Census Records Released

April 2 marks a much anticipated event for family historians and local history researchers…..the opening of the 1940 United States census!

Census records, taken every ten years by the federal government, are held confidential for seventy two years. The newly released 1940 census is now available in digital format at the National Archives site: http://1940census.archives.gov/. It will be browsable by geographic location, but not searchable by individual names because the Census has not been indexed.

Be patient! Everyone is trying to search at the same time and the response is slow.

To learn more about the Census, check out Cofrin Library’s guide at : http://libguides.uwgb.edu/census.

The Library is turning 40!

Help the Cofrin Library celebrate 40 years of service with our very first Edible Book Festival!  On Monday February 27th from 12-2 PM we will host a very unusual book display on the library’s 3rd floor- all of the books will be completely edible.  You can participate by entering your own book creation or by stopping by the library to fill out a ballot and taste the books.  For more information or to register check out

http://libguides.uwgb.edu/EdibleBooks