Genealogy website Ancestry.com has released a name index to the 1940 US census for New York. With a population of 13.5 million in 1940, New York State was home more than 10 percent of the country’s residents.
The 1892 census is important as a substitute for the lost 1890 US census, which was destroyed after a fire at the Census Bureau. Some New York counties are missing from the 1892 census.
If you’re not an Ancestry.com subscriber, the 1892 census also is searchable free at FamilySearch.org.