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The following note was just in my email from Ancestry.com, about 8 pm CDT:
"Ancestry.com is proud to announce the first indexed
states of the 1940 U.S. Census are now ready for searching. After 72
years being held from public view, the Nevada and Delaware 1940 Census
available and searchable for free on Ancestry.com.
While the remainder of the U.S.
states are digitized and available for viewing, Delaware and Nevada can
now be easily searched by name, opening a window into the time of the
great depression and WWII. Information that can
be found in this recently released census includes: name, address,
value of home, occupation and employment status, income in 1939,
education, marriage information and much more.
We are also in the final stage of uploading all 3.8
million images from the 1940 Census and that is slated to be completed
by tomorrow morning (April 6). What’s more, to complement the launch of
the 1940 Census, Ancestry.com is by providing
free access to 1 billion hand-selected records from the 1940’s era
through April 10.
For more information on the newly released 1940 U.S. Census, visit
Progress. I'm not aware of any family in either state in 1940, but I'm going to go check it out, just to see how it feels. Perhaps you will as well!