Save the census downloads on your computer

These steps begin after you've recorded the EDs for a state and county that was canvassed in the 1940 U.S. Federal Census, as guided in another blog post. Using those steps, you have just opened the Census Schedules view. Your working area should look like this.

You can review the actual pages written by the census enumerator in this view, but you can also copy the pages to your computer. (This is downloading the file.) I suggest downloading the file so you cam work without using the NARA computer resources and so you have your own copy of the census record.

  1. Selectfor one of the EDs you've jotted down.
  2. Place your pointer on, and a small window pops up.
  3. Click on the Image box, and select All images.
  4. Select , and you are asked to type the words in the security image.
  5. Click in the answer box, and type the words. 
  6. Selectagain. (If your answer is incorrect, you can use steps 4 and 5 several times until your answer is correct.)
  7. If the download is successful, you may see the file listed by your browser window. (This depends on your browser and its settings.) For example: 
  8. Repeat steps 1 through 7 for any other EDs you want to download.
  9. Go to the next blog post, which guides you in placing the downloaded files on your computer.

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