1940 Census Indexing Simulation

Have you tried it yet? It is simple, easy and fun! Try it, you'll like it! 

Here are instructions from The 1940 US Census Community Project Team themselves!

1940 Census Indexing Simulation 

Try your hand at indexing the 1940 US Census through an indexing simulation. Simply download and launch the indexing software. Then click on the Download Batch button in the software interface. At the top of the list of available projects, choose either *SIMULATION* 1940 US Census (Part 1)or *SIMULATION* 1940 US Census (Part 2) and then click the OK button to download one of these batches.

The images for this simulation have been created based on the 1940 census form and are not real historical records. Additionally, there is only one training batch under each simulation. Use these simulation batches to learn what the 1940 census will be like or to train others prior to the release of the 1940 census.

If you haven’t already had a chance, you can download the indexing software and get started today.

Need Help Getting Started?

Video tutorials and documentation for how to get started with the indexing software are now available online at The1940Census.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

 Copyright © 2011 By Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved


  1. I've indexed on Family Search before and the worst one was the 1855 NY State Census. One of the census takers transcribed onto the wrong form and nothing matched up with the instructions.

    The 1940 simulation was pretty easy.

    1. When I open the indexing software and click Dounload a Batch, the 1940 simulation does not appear. Where is it??

    2. TennLady ~ What a mess that must have been!

      Anonymous ~ Once you download the box of the batches, have you tried scrolling the bar on the right side of the box, it maybe that the box isn't opening right on those batches. I tested mine and there are several batches listed, and yes I found them by scrolling the bar.


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