Prior decennial census information can only be released after 72 have elapsed since its compilation. This is the first release of historical data that which is fully digitized. Prior releases have been on microfilm.
Traffic on the Archives.com website for the 1940 census data has been heavy.
However, Fort Wayne Observed was able to get to the search site. It was there, while trying to deterimine the 'Enumeration District' number that FWOb noted something unusual.
Once one enters the choice to search by location, there are drop down boxes for 'state', then 'county', then 'city'. FWOb discovered that there are only two Allen County communities listed as choices in the drop down box for 'city': Fort Wayne and Waynedale.
We are not sure what happened to places like New Haven, Woodburn, Monroeville and others. However, the news that the Census Bureau considers Waynedale a separate city from Fort Wayne will be a source of wry amusement on Fort Wayne's southwest side.