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Searching the 1940 Census

The 1940 census is now available, without charge, on the 1940 Census Community Project sponsor sites.


In April 2012, the Missouri State Archives joined genealogy societies and historical organizations around the country in the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. The index created through this effort allows the public to easily search for every person found in the census and view digital images of the original records.

In conjunction with the St. Louis Genealogical Society, the Missouri State Genealogical Association, the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri and other smaller groups across the state, Missouri State Archives volunteers helped index the records of the 3.8 million individuals living in Missouri in 1940 in just three months!

For information on assisting with future indexing projects, call (573) 526-6711 or e-mail archvol@sos.mo.gov.