Update on Ancestry’s 1940 Indexing

Last night Ancestry added 12 more states to our 1940 U.S. Census index last night—Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah..

Now 70% of the 1940 U.S. Census is indexed and searchable on Ancestry.com—a full 37 states and the District of Columbia. 

It’s the home stretch for the 1940 index. Look for South Carolina, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, West Virginia, Wyoming, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Panama Canal Zone, American Samoa and Guam to be added in the next few weeks. 

Ancestry is also hosting family history how-to presentations. You can view upcoming events at  Ancestry Facebook Events.


Happy hunting!

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Ancestry Update on 1940 U.S. Census Index

The latest from Ancestry:


This just in: we added 15 states to our 1940 U.S. Census index late last night. So dive in and search for family members by name in the 1940 census in California, Idaho, Georgia, Kentucky, Washington, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Alabama, Arizona, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana and HawaiiStart searching.

Our latest addition means we now have 25 states and the District of Columbia indexed and searchable on Ancestry.com—a total of 55 percent of the 1940 U.S. Census population. And more states are right around the corner. Look for Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah all coming soon.