FamilySearch has added six more states/territories to its free 1940 census index, for a total of 37 states indexed here. The additions are
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
- West Virginia
Volunteers for the 1940 Census Community Project, a collaboration among FamilySearch, Archives.com and findmypast.com, have finished indexing the 1940 census records. Index data for the remaining 14 states are still being processed.
Now on FamilySearch, you can search 1940 census records for all the indexed states at once here (I like this interface so much better than the previous map with the state progress pop-ups that were constantly covering up other states).
You can search 1940 census records for all states on Ancestry.com, whose index will be free through 2013.
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