1940 U.S. Census Images Lead the Charge of Exciting New Records Online

April 10, 2012

14 Million Additional Records for 19 Countries

FamilySearch began publishing images online from the 1940 U.S. Federal Census to feed the hungry army of volunteers who have been chomping at the chance to begin indexing those names. To explore the digital images or to see which states’ images have been published, go to FamilySearch.org/1940census. FamilySearch also published over 14 million new, free records online for Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, and Spain. Volunteer to help index the 1940 U.S. census now, or search these diverse collections and 2.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records on FamilySearch.org are made available by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the amount of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about how to personally help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records as a volunteer indexer at FamilySearch.org.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537–1888

0

983,053

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903

69,511

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500–1900

0

170,280

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843–1921

0

46,895

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450–1850

0

473,696

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801–2010

0

257,902

Added browsable images to existing collection.

England, Kent, Quarter Sessions and Court Files, 1600–1883

0

198,619

New browsable image collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918–1944

0

113,331

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918–1944

0

23,108

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany, Bavaria, Fürth, Emigration Records and City Directories, 1805–1921

0

40,930

New browsable image collection.

Ghana, Accra, Marriages, 1863–2003

0

272,668

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1910

0

433,777

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866–1941

0

640,609

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560–1941

0

68,598

New browsable image collection.

Italy, Cuneo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1795–1915

19,775

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

Peru, Civil Registration, 1874–1996

0

372,800

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902–1945

0

185,698

New browsable image collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (National), 1945–1980

0

2,015,312

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Philippines, Civil Registration (Spanish Period), 1706–1911

0

206,828

New browsable image collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600–1950

0

82,074

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1529–1916

0

220,483

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Russia Tver Church Books, 1722–1918

0

891,877

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Catastro de Ensenada, 1749–1756

0

649,299

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Municipal Records

0

613,107

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States,  Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871–1920

0

36,324

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797–1954

114,024

106,582

Added browsable images and index records to existing collection.

United States, New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682–1956

33,836

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

United States, New York, County Naturalization Records, 1792–1976

0

951,289

New browsable image collection.

United States, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–1994

0

586,705

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Tennessee County Marriages, 1790–1950

339,141

151,560

Added browsable images and index records to existing collection.

United States Census , 1850

0

171,424

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States Census, 1930 (turning on images)

0

2,733,507

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Colorado, Oregon)

0

70,829

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Delaware)

0

11,036

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Kansas, Virginia)

0

129,501

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863–1865

41,556

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

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