The Federal Population Schedule of the 1940 census is available and is now fully indexed and searchable by name in Ancestry.com and Ancestry Library Edition. The 1940 Census Community Project has also completed its volunteer indexing project, and it is available on Archives.com, FindMyPast.com and FamilySearch.org. If you are unable to find someone with a search, you can find the enumeration district in which they lived and then browse the census pages in that district until you find them. See our 1940 Census Research research guide for details.
The library provides free access to Federal Population Schedules from 1790 to 1930 through two databases: Ancestry Library Edition, which is available from within any Akron-Summit County Public Library, and Heritage Quest, which is available from any library as well as from any computer with internet access using an ASCPL card. Instructions for accessing Heritage Quest remotely are available. Some census records are also inlcuded in the Fold3 and World Vital Records databases. All databases may be accessed using the links on our Research Databases page.
Special Collections also has several non population schedules for Summit County available on microfilm. Links to online indexes to these schedules are provided below. If you find a name in an index and would like to request copies of the pages pertaining to that person, contact us.