Saturday, September 01, 2012


Good morning,

We are still excited about the 1940 US Census here at As you all know, the 1940 Census is available for free on through 2013, but we wanted to share our excitement even more. We will be opening up 25 more databases from today through September 3rd to allow everyone access to Ancestry’s 713 million U.S. Federal Census Records. Below you’ll see a list of the 25 databases that are now searchable for free at

• 1790-1940 United States Federal Census collections
• 1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules
• 1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules
• 1890 Veterans Schedules
• Non-Population Schedules 1850-1880
• U.S. Enumeration District Maps and Descriptions, 1940
• U.S. Federal Census – 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes
• U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885
• U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918
• U.S., Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

Part of our celebration includes what we are calling The Time Machine. This interactive experience allows you to see what a typical day would be like back in 1940. You can customize the experience by inputting a few of your interests, and it will create a video of what you may have experienced back in 1940. You can then share that video with your friends and family.

Let me know if you have any questions,

Matthew Deighton
Specialist, Public Relations

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