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A trove of information is about to be made public for the first time in the US after a 72-year limit on census privacy expires.

The 1940 census was the first after the Great Depression, and its data will soon be released on the internet.

Many history buffs and people hoping to learn about their family's history are eagerly awaiting the soon-to-be available information.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

Source: Al Jazeera