Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

1940 Census Update

Posted in Genealogy by Andy Hall on July 30, 2012

A couple of months ago I predicted that Ancestry was going to take a very long time indexing the newly-released 1940 U.S. Census, which allows users to search for individuals by name. Searching a specific address was already possible, but that’s only useful if you have a good idea of where they lived at the time.

Anyway, Ancestry is making rapid progress, now having indexed some 38 states and territories, including New York, California, Ohio, Georgia and the District of Columbia.

As someone who uses Ancestry all the time, and mostly not for personal genealogy work, color me impressed.


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