1940 Census
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

 

The 1940 federal census of the United States is being released for the first time on Monday April 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. At that time, the census will be available in digital form direct from the National Archives web site. The bad news is that there is no index right now to the approximately 3,900,000 images. This census will eventually be indexed by Ancestry.com and possibly by other subscription genealogy web sites. There is also a program underway that will create a free index through the LDS Church and their FamilySearch.org web site. Click here to sign up to help create this index.

Until indexing is available for the 1940 census, the way to find people in the 1940 census will be to determine the "Enumeration District" (ED) of the place where your ancestors lived and view the images for that ED. This page is designed to help you identify the enumeration district number(s) for Lancaster County municipalities.

Click here for large map showing ED's in Townships (useful if you need to search adjoining areas). For all municipalities, see the table below.

Table of Enumeration Districts

Click on Municipality name for ED map (on NARA web site). Most boroughs are shown with the adjoining township, as listed in the table below.

When the census images become available online, you will be able to click on the ED numbers to go directly to the online images.

Municipality
(Click for Map)

Enumeration Districts

Harrisburg City

 22-14, 22-15, 22-16, 22-17, 22-18, 22-19, 22-20, 22-21, 22-22, 22-23,
 22-24, 22-25, 22-26, 22-27, 22-28, 22-29, 22-30, 22-31, 22-32, 22-33,
 22-34, 22-35, 22-36, 22-37, 22-38, 22-39, 22-40, 22-41, 22-42, 22-43,
 22-44, 22-45, 22-46, 22-47, 22-48, 22-49, 22-50, 22-51, 22-52, 22-53,
 22-54, 22-55, 22-56, 22-57, 22-58, 22-59, 22-60, 22-61, 22-62, 22-63,
 22-64, 22-65, 22-66, 22-67, 22-68, 22-69, 22-70, 22-71, 22-72, 22-73,
 22-74, 22-75, 22-76
Mercy Home for Working Girls 22-27
Sylvan Heights Home for Orphan Girls 22-49
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 22-61

Berrysburg Borough
(see Mifflin Township)

22-1

Dauphin Borough
(see Middle Paxton Township)

22-3

Elizabethville Borough
(see Washington Township)

22-10

Gratz Borough
(see Lykens Township - Scroll down to the 2 small images at the bottom.  The Lykens Township map is the one on the right side.)

22-11

Halifax Borough
(see Halifax Township)

22-12

Highspire Borough
(see Lower Swatara Township)

22-77

Hummelstown Borough

22-78, 22-79

Lykens Borough

22-88, 22-89, 22-90

Middletown Borough

22-93, 22-94, 22-95, 22-96
22-97, 22-98, 22-99 - United States Air Corps Depot

Millersburg Borough

22-101, 22-102

Paxtang Borough
(see Swatara Township)

22-103

Penbrook Borough

22-104, 22-105, 22-106, 22-107

Pillow Borough
(before 1965 called Uniontown)

See Uniontown Borough

Royalton Borough
(see Londonderry Township)

22-109

Steelton Borough

22-112, 22-113, 22-114, 22-115, 22-116, 22-117, 22-118,
22-119, 22-120

Uniontown Borough
(see Mifflin Township)
22-132

Williamstown Borough
(see Williams Township)

22-140, 22-141

Conewago Township

22-2

Derry Township

22-4, 22-5, 22-7, 22-8
22-6 Hershey Industrial School

East Hanover Township

22-9

Halifax Township

22-12, 22-13

Jackson Township

22-80

Jefferson Township

22-81

Londonderry Township

22-82

Lower Paxton Township

22-83A, 22-83B, 22-84

Lower Swatara Township

22-85A, 22-85B
22-86 Immaculate Conception Slovak Home
22-87 Olmstead Field Airdrome
22-94 United States Army Air Corps Depot

Lykens Township
(Scroll down to the 2 small images at the bottom.  The Lykens Township map is the one on the right side.)

22-91

Middle Paxton Township

22-92

Mifflin Township

22-100

Reed Township

22-108

Rush Township

22-110

South Hanover Township

22-111

Susquehanna Township

22-121, 22-122, 22-124, 22-125
22-123 State Hospital for the Insane

Swatara Township

22-126, 22-129, 22-130, 22-131, 22-132, 22-133, 22-134, 22-135,
22-136, 22-137, 22-138
22-127 Children's Home of Harrisburg
22-128 Dauphin County Almshouse

Upper Paxton Township

22-133

Washington Township

22-134

Wayne Township

22-135

West Hanover Township

22-136

Wiconisco Township

22-137, 22-138

Williams Township

22-139

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