Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Indexing The US 1940 Census

Family Search has reported that the US 1940 Census is a little over 25% complete. Colordao and Delaware are complete and available for searching.The following states are 100% complete and should be available for searching shortly: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. Over 91,000 indexers are currently working on the census. If you have not yet volunteered, give it a try. It is not that difficult. 

The most interesting thing that I have noticed in the census is the number of multiple families living together. That is one thing that I remember from the 1940's -- there were a lot of young couples living in their parents basement. 

Ohio is only about 9% complete. So if you are from Ohio, let's get going! We are way behind the other states. 

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