Today, Ancestry.com announced the following for all of us genealogy and family history nuts:
“The number is now 100, as in 100 percent of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census is now indexed. That means all 50 states are available to search to your heart’s content. 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. Read more about the finished index here and start searching NOW: http://ancstry.me/NX3ixx“.
So have at it! Get going …. every State now is there and indexed!
Sure beats the heck out of trying to find anything or anybody by enumeration district!
Ancestry went on to say:
“On April 1, 1940 history was made as the 16th U.S. Census was taken in America and its territories. And today, each and every one of the 134 million records is ready for you to explore here on Ancestry.com. Simply search for your family member by name and you could find records that include details like address, age, occupation, income, education level and more. Almost 9 out of 10 Americans has a relative in the 1940 Census. See who you can discover, right now”.
Should be fun and a great time to search!
What are you waiting for …. give their free index a try!
Onward To Our Past®