Friday, June 29, 2012

Ancestry.com Adds 6 More Searchable States to the 1940 US Census

At midnight June 29, 2012, Ancestry.com released six more fully indexed and searchable states to our 1940 U.S. Federal Census collection. The six new states include (with corresponding record counts): 
  • Pennsylvania - 9,900,180
  • Ohio - 6,907,612
  • Tennessee - 2,915,841
  • Virginia - 2,677,773
  • Colorado - 1,123,296
  • Vermont - 359,231 

These states will join the collection with four other searchable states and Washington D.C. (ME, NV, DE, NY). These ten states (and D.C.) make up more than 39 million records of the 132 million total records to be completed later this year.  These records remain searchable for free through 2013 at Ancestry.com/1940.