Digital Archives

1940 Census for Mississippi Now Searchable

1940 Census at Family Search website
1940 Census at Family Search website. Click the image to visit the site.

The 1940 United States Census records for Mississippi have been indexed, allowing researchers to search using their ancestor’s name. A team of volunteers organized by MDAH have worked to index the records since their release last April, indexing nearly 24,000 names and reviewing over 17,000 index entries. Previously researchers needed their ancestor’s address to search the census. Mississippi is one of twenty states with a completed index of the 1940 census and one of only four southern states that are completed at this time.

To search for your ancestor, visit the 1940 census page of the Family Search website at