Yesterday's release of the 1940 U.S. census was far more popular than had been anticipated. The National Archives now reports 1.9 million users hit the census servers in the first four hours the data went public and at one point, the National Archives said, its computers were receiving 100,000 requests per second, with each requested image being 10 megabytes or larger.
I think we now have verifiable statistics about the popularity of family history!
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