Last night Ancestry added 12 more states to our 1940 U.S. Census index last night—Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Utah..
Now 70% of the 1940 U.S. Census is indexed and searchable on Ancestry.com—a full 37 states and the District of Columbia.
It’s the home stretch for the 1940 index. Look for South Carolina, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, West Virginia, Wyoming, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Panama Canal Zone, American Samoa and Guam to be added in the next few weeks.
Ancestry is also hosting family history how-to presentations. You can view upcoming events at Ancestry Facebook Events.