FamilySearch has issued a news release about the 1940 Census and its efforts to provide an index. It says, in part:
"On April 2, 2012, NARA will provide access to the images of the 1940 United States Federal Census for the first time. Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images.
"Upon its release, FamilySearch and its partners will coordinate efforts to provide quick access to these digital images and immediately start indexing these records to make them searchable online for free and open access."
For the complete news release from FamilySearch, with interesting details about the 1940 census, click here: