We're Nearing 1940 Census Completion!

by Julie Hill

Posted on August 15, 2012

We're getting close, really close, to completing the 1940 census name index. We can never give enough praise to the wonderful volunteers who are making this possible!

Today, we've launched nine more states: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin. This adds another 37.5 million records to the index, and brings the total number of states and territories available to 46.

If you haven't already, the time to begin your 1940 census search is now! The 1940 census is available for free at Archives.com/1940census.

And here's something we bet you didn't know. Three of the states made available today had some of the top populations in 1940. Illinois was the third largest state population, Ohio was fourth, and Texas was sixth.

Are your ancestors waiting to be found in those states?

Though the census index is almost complete we still encourage you to visit 1940 U.S. Census Community Project to see how you can get involved as a volunteer. Your help is still needed to make other historically significant collections available online.

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