Thursday, June 7, 2012

1940 NY Is Here. Start Searching!

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  New York's 1940 Census Index Is Ready. Search by Name Now! Update June 2012
New York Is Here!
Look through that haystack no more. As of today, you can put in a name to search for the New Yorkers in your family in the 1940 U.S. Census on
New York – or, more accurately, all 13 million of its 1940 residents – is the latest state to be indexed on So whether you're searching upstate or the Big Apple, now it just takes a name to get started (although a birth year, place and other details help, too). Plug the details into the search box and see what happens.
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