NY State Census Records Online

At the Rochester Genealogical Society meeting on Thursday, we had differing opinions about if FamilySearch and Ancestry have shared indexes of NY State records. The answer is complicated. You can go to this special webpage on Ancestry to get free access to the 1892, 1915 and 1925 NY state census. You have to enter a …

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Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year. As far as I am concerned the biggest genealogy news of 2012 was the 1940 census being released. That happened on Apr. 2nd. By Aug 8th Ancestry had completed their index using laborers in China. FamilySearch took until about Sept. 5th to complete their 1940 …

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FamilySearch 1940 Census Index

I don’t know how I missed it but FamilySearch has completed posting their index to the 1940 US census. I like their index better than the one on Ancestry.com. It appears to be correct more often. Currently on the FamilySearch homepage, is a link on the upper right corner which says that “all 50 states …

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1940 NY Census Index on FamilySearch

FamilySearch has released their index of the 1940 census for NY State. An index has been available on Ancestry.com for almost 2 months for NY State. Other bloggers have been comparing indexes for other states and have found many differences. I have been following Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings and The Ancestry Insider who have really been …

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1940 Census; The Indexing Race Is Over

Ancestry.com has indexed the complete 1940 census. They haven’t even made the press release but their 1940 census webpage says it is complete. You can now search for those elusive relatives that you couldn’t find by going through each page of a town. I also looked at the 1940 census page on FamilySearch this morning …

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1940 NY Census – Plus Other Free Databases

Ancestry has completed indexing the 1940 census for New York State and is offering free access for a limited time. I couldn’t determine how long that free access lasts. You may want to go to this special web page as soon as possible. You also are going to have to sign up for a free …

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Update on 1940 census indexing project

In less than 2 months more than half of the 1940 US census has been indexed, An incredible number of volunteers have stepped up to aid in the indexing which is on Family Search, Archives.com and FindMyPast.com. States that have been completed and can be searched are: Alaska Arizona Colorado Delaware Florida Idaho Kansas Nevada …

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Possibly missing from 1940 census

I did a search in the 1940 census for my parents. I had an address from a 1940 city directory. I found the address after a fairly short search and they weren’t listed there. My mother is still living so I asked her about the home. She remember the name of the family that they …

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1940 Census; Day 2

The official 1940 census website was completed overwhelmed and experiencing many problems yesterday but appears to be working today. I noticed images of census pages load completely different than they did yesterday. Yesterday an image would load as a bunch of tiles to make up the entire image. Today an image is loaded as just …

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