Tag Archive: 1940 Census

Jun 15

1940 Census Indexing Update

Thousands of volunteers for the 1940 US Census Community Project continue to index at a phenomenal rate. Overall, the indexing is 63% complete and FamilySearch.org reports that indexing is one month ahead of schedule. Over 75 million records have been indexed and 20 states are 100% indexed and searchable on FamilySearch.org. States that are searchable …

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Apr 20

Inhabitants of Chattanooga, Ohio, 1940

This past week I continued to look through the 1940 census, focusing on the nearest place I can call my home town—the unincorporated village of Chattanooga, in Mercer County, Ohio. Just who were the approximately 150 residents living there in April 1940? The 1940 census gave me that information. Chattanooga, called Chatt by the locals, …

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Apr 13

Bennett Family in the 1940 Census

This past week I continued to browse through the recently released 1940 census on Ancestry.com. This time I was looking for my husband’s side of the family. I found Joe’s mother Louise with her family right away. I knew they were probably living in Celina, Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Ohio, but I did not know …

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Apr 06

Browsing the 1940 Census

I’m sure everyone knows by now that the 1940 US census was released this past Monday, 2 April.  Many of us were eagerly awaiting that day but, as you probably also heard, things did not go as planned. There were over 22.5 million hits on the NARA website within three hours as people tried to …

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Mar 30

Anticipating the 1940 Census

Something BIG will happen Monday. Something genealogists all across the country have been eagerly awaiting for 10 years. At 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, April 2nd, nearly every genealogist in America will be on the Internet to view the 1940 US Federal Census for the first time. The digitized 1940 Census will be released by the National …

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