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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1940 Census; Day 1

This has been an amazing day for genealogists. The National Archives released the 1940 census and more important is that it was going to be online for free. Family Search had received copies of all the images at midnight and by 8:30 (all times eastern) they already put up all images for the State of …

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Using the 1940 Directories on the 1940 Census

The Rochester Public Library has added the 1940 Rochester and Suburban directories to earlier ones that they already had online. These will be of great help in finding your family on the 1940 census that comes online on April 2nd. There won’t be any index available for the census for at least 6 months to …

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1940 Census Update

The National Archives has announced the website where the 1940  census will be starting on April 2nd. It is at: 1940census.archives.gov  If you go there right now, there is a video giving a brief description of how to search through the records. The website is being managed by Archive.com. You can expect there will be …

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