New Yorkers can now search for their roots in the newly indexed 1940
Federal Census for
and three state censuses dating to 1892, exclusively on Ancestry.com. New York
The new records include the first available online index for the 1940 U.S. Federal Census for
which includes more than 13 million resident names with details including age,
birthplace, street address and residence in 1935. These records reveal a unique
snapshot of the state as it emerged from the Great Depression, providing a
valuable gateway to New York family information in the years leading up to
World War II. New York
To complement the 1940 Census records, Ancestry.com is offering a bevy of additional records with its
collection, including two state censuses never before released in digital form
and a dozen other relevant collections spanning nearly 400 years of state
history. New York
Ancestry.com has partnered with the New York State Archives to publish the 1925, 1915 and 1892
censuses. Both the 1925 and 1915
censuses are digitized and available for the first time online, and along with
the 1892 state census, provide the next step for discovery beyond the
revelations of the 1940 Federal Census. These censuses are unique because they
fall in the interim years between federal censuses, providing additional
insight into population and societal trends in the state. For example, between
the 1910 and 1920 federal censuses, New York experienced a population surge of
1.3 million residents due to heavy immigration (14 percent growth).The 1892
state census provides information that was lost when the 1890 U.S. Federal
Census was damaged and destroyed by fire in 1921. New York State New York
state residents can access these special collections with a simple zip code verification
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