The following article was shared with me by Randy Hershaft of the Associated
Press--for those of us with ancestry from New York State-- Ancestry.com has
name-indexed that state:
www.ancestry.com/newyork The 1940 census records are available free.
On the site Ancestry has another free offer for New York residents only: In
partnership with the New York State Archives, ancestry is offering a free
account that gives access to a select group of New York records including
the 1892, 1915 and 1925 NY State censuses and other New York records.
To read the article go to:
I am only posting about New York due to the large number of Jewish
genealogists with connections to this state. I will not be posting as other
states become name-indexed by any of the various genealogical firms that are
name-indexing. I would suggest you continue to monitor their various
websites for updates.
I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com.
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee