April 5, 2012

Update re 1940 US Census from Ancestry

Ancestry has informed Olive Tree Genealogy that they should have every page, all 3.8 million of them, of the 1940 U.S. Census online on Ancestry.com sometime tomorrow (latest ETA is by 2 p.m. Eastern by this Friday – maybe sooner). At the same time, they’ll be launching a handful of tools that can help you find answers in those images.

Once all images are uploaded, Ancestry.com tells me they will move the focus to creating a searchable index for all 132 million records. Apparently this process has been underway since they picked up the images at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

Keep checking this blog for updates as I hear them from Ancestry and other sites with the census.

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