The 1940 U.S. Census Index is Complete

by Scott_J - 6 years, 11 months ago | Edit | View on FTC announced on Friday that the 1940 U.S. Census is 100% indexed.

You can now search the entire 1940 index for free, all 48 states (Hawaii and Alaska were not states yet) plus territories. A free account is required, but word is that Ancestry will make this index free through 2013.

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Our indexing came up with 134,395,545 people counted. Most reports on the 1940 census give the U.S. population as 132 million and change, so you may be wondering where the extra 2 million people came from. Two words: Puerto Rico. OK, and Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Panama Canal Zone. They were all included in the 1940 U.S. census and add another 2.1 million or so records to the final count.

I've found all of my grandparents. How about you?

Search the 1940 index directly here.

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great to have access to some Samoa records ...

Hi Scott, I was watching "who do you think you are" episode with Ashley Judd yesterday and she is a direct descendant of William Brewster who came over on the Mayflower. Hers was a great story.

Hey wow. Ashley Judd is my cousin! I'll need to dig out that WDYTYA episode and watch that. Thanks Tracy.

my family is carter dunstall,related to brown jolly , oliver, Ogilvy, trelligan , etteridge, pittaway, taylor ,Symons Wilson, drummond , Drysdale, clark , gardiner + key in muthill Scotland all connected to drummond in june carters gedcom tree. carter Thorpe ,Hill,Hall, green, kingsford macdonald rigg,hedge ,Gordon,stephens. carter to carter females jane Knowles, jane cotton carter mrs j Montgomery, schofield, cotton , davies, jones,pemberton, smith to England does any of these people have relatives , connected gedcoms are done to carter, Thorpe + maybe drummond from muthill scotland

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