FamilySearch Adds 4 States to 1940 Census Index

FamilySearch Adds 4 States to 1940 Census Index

FamilySearch announces that you can now search the 1940 census index for 18 states free at FamilySearch.org and 1940 Census Community Project partners Archives.com, FindMyPast.com and 1940census.archives.gov (although I can't find a name search at 1940census.archives.gov, which is the National Archives' census website)...

FamilySearch announces that you can now search the 1940 census index for 18 states free at FamilySearch.org and 1940 Census Community Project partners Archives.com, FindMyPast.com and 1940census.archives.gov (although I can’t find a name search at 1940census.archives.gov, which is the National Archives’ census website).

That brings the total of searchable states/districts across all 1940 census sites to 22 (see below for links to the other sites).

FamilySearch’s 18 indexed states are:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming

Ancestry.com has free searchable indexes for Delaware, Maine, Nevada, New York and Washington, DC; and MyHeritage has Rhode Island and part of New York.

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  1. I wish I could figure out how to use the FamilySearch index search for 1940 Indiana Census. I cannot find a way to search by surname. Am I missing something?

  2. Hi, Dan,
    The FamilySearch index for the state of Indiana is not yet online. No site currently has a 1940 census index for Indiana. (You can see what the searchable states are in the post above.)

    That means you can’t yet search Indiana for names in 1940 census. Instead, you’ll need to know where the person lived, and then browse through census schedules for the Enumeration District covering that area.

    We have a free video here that explains how to determine your ancestor’s enumeration district: http://www.familytreemagazine.com/info/1940census

    I hope this helps!
    Best,
    Diane