1940 Census Released

  • 02 Apr 2012
  • Ancestry.com, Family Search and other sites

The 1940 Census is being released Mon., April 2, 2012. 

You’ll be able to browse the images on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, and other sites, although indexing will take several months. FamilySearch encourages genealogists to get involved in indexing their families or neighborhoods.

The digital images will be accessible free of charge at NARA facilities nationwide through our public access computers as well as on personal computers via the internet.


The 1940 U.S. census won't be available until April 2, 2012 but information released today explains that its 3.8 million images containing about 131 million names will be available at no charge at Archives.com.

Initially the census will not be indexed. Researchers will be able to browse the images by enumeration district or address.


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Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

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