HistoryForge Census Mapping Project

Map combining census data and a historic Sanborn map

The Oberlin Heritage Center is partnering with HistoryForge, an interactive web environment which uses census records and historic maps, to explore the history of Oberlin in 1910 and 1940. As of July 2021, nearly all of the data from 1910 has been posted. Data entry and review for 1940 is in progress. For a full research experience, be sure to play around with the Field, Filter, and Map It options to sort through the information. 


HistoryForge Homepage

HistoryForge - Jump to the map feature

HistoryForge - Jump to the 1910 Census Data

HistoryForge - Jump to the 1940 Census Data



HistoryForge is an innovative digital history project led by The History Center in Tompkins County in Ithaca, NY. The project is generously funded by a two-year grant for Public Engagement with Historical Records from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives (NARA). To learn more about HistoryForge, visit their website at: www.historyforge.net.