All 50 states of the 1940 Census Community Project have been indexed and uploaded to the web site. The last five states were Massachusetts, New Jersey, Michigan, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Indexes for Guam, Panama Canal, and the Virgin Islands have been posted as well. The last items on the project’s list, the territories of Puerto Rico and American Samoa, will be uploaded soon.

In just four months, the 1940 Census Community Project worked together to create an everyname index for NARA,,, ProQuest, and with 160,000 unpaid volunteers from around the world. The and 1940 Census Community Project web sites give free access to the 1940 census index and census pages.

The Examiner brought this news to our attention in their article, “1940 Census Index Project posts remaining five states.” We first reported on this project a few months ago in our post, “1940 Census Available Digitally.”

Melody K. Smith

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