We're In a New York State of Mind

by Julie Hill

Posted on August 6, 2012

Flag_of_New_York.pngWe are in a New York State of mind at Archives! We just published two major collections for the Empire State: the 1940 U.S. Census and the New York State Death Index.

The 1940 census index for New York features more than 13.5 million records! One of them is the Yankee Clipper himself, Joe DiMaggio. In 1940 he was living in Manhattan with Dorothy, his first wife. Not surprisingly, his occupation was "ball player." The 1940 census is available for free at Archives.com/1940census. (Full access also available to in the member area)

The New York State Death Index includes deaths that occurred in the state of New York (outside of New York City) from 1957 to 1962. This important collection of over 400 thousand records includes first name, middle initial, last name, age, gender, and date of death of each person.

Begin your search to find elusive ancestors in New York now at Archives.com/collections.

If the addition of these two great collections weren't reason enough to celebrate, the indexing phase of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project is now complete! Thanks to the enormous contribution of volunteers, who made this possible. The remaining states not yet searchable by name must be processed, and in the near future will be available to search.

Watch this blog or follow us on Twitter (@Archivescom) for updates! We are so proud to be a partner in the Community Project and would like to thank the volunteers for all of their hard work.


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