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Genealogy website Ancestry.com has released a
name index to the 1940 US census for New York. With a population of
13.5 million in 1940, New York State was home more than 10 percent of the country’s
The 1892 census is important as a substitute for the lost 1890 US census, which was
destroyed after a fire at the Census Bureau. Some New York counties are missing from
the 1892 census.
If you’re not an Ancestry.com subscriber, the
1892 census also is searchable free at FamilySearch.org.