The 1940 Census has recently been released which is fantastic news. While the census is available, it is unfortunately still not completely searchable online as all the millions of names have to be indexed.
Lots of people want to know how soon our state or another will have the new 1940 census index completed. This is a volunteer job and depends on people signing up to help out. Currently our state is only 5% indexed! Take a look at this map from the good folks at Family Search that gives the completion percentage by state with a mouse rollover. It also includes a link to sign up and help. Can you help get Louisiana “on the map” ?