The following information regarding the indexing of 1940 census was posted by Ancestry.coma:

What a difference a week makes. Since the National Archives released the 1940 Census to us last Monday, we’ve been hard at work to get every one of the 3.8 million 1940 Census images online. And while we were at it, we indexed two of the states, Nevada and Delaware, and made them searchable by name.

Visit the 1940 Census, to find the state you’re interested in. Look above the Browse box for a link to our FREE research guide to help you find your family in 1940, if your state isn’t yet indexed. And remember, you can search by name in Nevada and Delaware.

By the way, we’re not slowing down anytime soon.  We’re continuing to index states. And we’ll let you know the minute the ones you’re interested in are ready.

Learn more about 1940 at

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1 Comment on 1940 Census: has Nevada and Delaware indexed and online

  1. William S. says:

    Looks like it’s going to take a while.

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