Ancestry.com is posting FREELY available (until the end of 2013) images of the 1940 United States Census on their website at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2442. These images must be browsed by state and Enumeration district number until an every-name index is completed (by state) later in 2012.
The bigger news is that Ancestry.com is offering FREE access to a collection of 1940 Era databases until 10 April at http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/1940CensusEra
The user can search all of the 1940s era collections using the search form above.
The databases include many databases that cover many states from the colonial era forward into the 20th century. The list of available 1940s Era Collections are in the list shown below:
Of course, the user has to be a registered user of Ancestry.com (but not a subscriber).
This is a great opportunity to use Ancestry.com to find historical records for your ancestors.
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