Last night we launched another indexed location, this time the District of Columbia. And you can find some amazing people in it.
With the addition of the District of Columbia, we now have three indexed 1940 census locations. And there are more on their way. Remember, we’re currently indexing and processing all states in the 1940 census (and territories, too). Our goal is still to deliver to you a fully indexed, complete 1940 U.S. Census as soon as possible so you can search for your ancestor in it by name. We’ll continue releasing indexes on a state-by-state basis, with each going live as soon as the entire state is fully keyed and indexed and has passed through our QA process.
By the way, the view from behind the scenes is amazing – the progress is moving quickly and smoothly. We realize that it may seem like it’s molasses in winter when you’re waiting for a searchable index associated with the state where you’re ancestor lived. But know that before we hit year’s end, you’ll be able to search by name in every census currently available, from 1790 to 1940, on Ancestry.com.
About Jeanie Croasmun
Jeanie Croasmun has been working at Ancestry.com while futilely attempting to prove the horse thief story in her family history for over seven years. During that time, she learned enough about her family to determine that the story is likely a great work of fiction. But the search continues ...