A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform.
The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those names searchable. Look for searchable name indices for additional states to roll-out soon. Updates can be found on this page.
While most of Ancestry is a fee-based service, browsable/searchable access to the 1940 Census is free and will remain this way through 2013. Make sure not to confuse the 1940 Census with the fee-based databases that make up the 1940s-era collection.
Direct to 1940 Census Search on Ancestry.com.
See Also: 1940 U.S. Census Released, Now Live on the Web (April 2, 2012)
Post includes link to the Direct Me: NYC app from NYPL Labs.