Thursday, June 21, 2012


As of june 1, The 1940 census was searchable by name for about 20 states, and the District of Columbia.
Here is what is available for each partner site:

--Ancestry:  Delaware, Maine, Nevada and Washington, DC. A chart on the 1940 census page lets you see indexing progress.

--FamilySearch:  You can search 14 states/territories by your ancestor's name: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming. same states as FamilySearch. To access the unindexed portion of the census, this site sends you to the National Archives' 1940 census site.  same states as FamilySearch, along with Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Montana..  Alaska, a territory in 1940, is missing from the color-coded map on the home page.
--MyHeritage: there is a searchable name index for Rhode Island, and a partial name index for New York.

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