The 1940 U.S. Census Image Upload and Indexing Presses On

April 17, 2012

FamilySearch, Archives.com, and Findmypast.com have continued publishing browsable images online from the 1940 U.S. Federal Census this week. Volunteer indexers are encouraged to help out at the1940census.com.  FamilySearch also published new, free records online for the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Portugal, Slovakia, and the United States. 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

Czech Republic, Třeboň, Nobility Seignorial records, 1619-1859

0

14,216

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Estonia, Church Books 1835-1940

0

3,547

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany, Bavaria, Nördlingen, Miscellaneous City Records, 1385-1943

0

14,427

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911

0

21,599

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910

0

295,532

Added browsable images to existing collection.

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

33,836

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Alabama)

0

79,619

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Texas)

0

476,505

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Florida)

0

54,494

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Utah)

0

928,494

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Louisiana)

0

64,838

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Mississippi)

0

60,104

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Oklahoma)

0

67,478

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Pennsylvania)

0

279,042

New browsable image collection.

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