How long did it take to index the 1940 US Census?
The work, which was supposed to take a year, was completed in just four months thanks to the successful partnership between a consortium of national genealogical organizations, FamilySearch.org and more than 163,000 volunteers.
Why can’ti find someone in the 1940 census?
Don’t know where the person you’re searching for lived in 1940? You must have a location or enumeration district number to begin a 1940 census search since there is no name index available. If you don’t have either of these we recommend searching for the person in the 1930 census first.
Is the 1940 census searchable by name?
The 1940 census has not yet been indexed by name, so you must search the census by location or enumeration district.
How do I volunteer to index the 1950 census?
To stay on top of the 1950 US Census Community Project’s updates or to volunteer to help create the rich, searchable index, subscribe at FamilySearch.org/1950census.
Has the 1940 census been indexed?
The National Archives does not currently have a name index to the 1940 Census. However, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org have both indexed this census on their websites.
How is the 1940 census different than the ones that followed it?
Unlike more recent censuses, the 1940 census was taken entirely by census enumerators going door to door and collecting information. If a person wasn’t home when the census taker came, the census taker would make a return visit.
What happened to the 1940 census?
The National Archives released the 1940 census to the public on April 2, 2012 after a mandatory 72-year waiting period. This website, designed and hosted by Archives.com, provides access to digital images of the census – more than 3.8 million pages.
Is the 1940 census indexed?
Yes. The entire 1940 Census and copies of schedules from individual states are available in digital format. Please email [email protected] for more information.
What information will be on the 1950 census?
From 1850 to 1950, six basic questions asked in each census remained the same: name, age, gender, race, occupation, and place of birth. Relationship to head of household was asked from 1880 to 1950, and the citizenship status of each foreign-born person was asked from 1890 to 1950.