Question: More than one of our members has asked: “How do I know when my state is available in the 1940 census?”
Answer: Watch our status page: 1940 United States Federal Census - Ancestry.com
At the bottom of the page you will see a list of the States and Territories and where they are in process.
This is updated manually and you will see the update at the bottom.
Even when a state is “In Process” you can check on the status and see if your county is there. For example, as I write this, we have started on the state of Washington and we have a few counties available to view. If you see your county, take a look!
I admit that yesterday I was checking often when they started Virginia to catch Rockbridge County as soon as I could. And I am impatiently waiting for North Carolina. Patience is not a family trait!
I’ve bookmarked the page, so I can check it quickly.