What can we say about the 1940 Census, other than it's one good-looking 72-year old? Clear images, nice handwriting, straight pages … who wouldn't want to take a peek at what they can find in it on Ancestry.com?
So we'll cut to the chase: go look for someone in the 1940 Census. If that person lived in Nevada or Delaware, our first two indexed states, you can search for him or her by name. And if the state you want isn't indexed yet, we'll help you find the right enumeration district so you can page through just the images that are most apt to contain your family.
Every Census Tells a Story My mother was born prematurely in October 1919. Her mother died just two weeks later. Reviewing the 1920 census, more of the story was revealed: there was a second family in my grandfather's house, too. Read more