by Delia

As you know, the 1940 census will be available at the Archives.com website for free on April 2, 2012. Because no one will have access to it before that time, no index will be available on April 2nd. However, groups all over the country are making plans now for legions of volunteers to begin the indexing of the census. For example, the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana is lining up society members to index the 1940 census for Allen County, Indiana. And on a larger scale, Archives.comFamily Search.org and findmypast.com are teaming up to compile an index for the 1940 Census Community Project. Both the large and the small projects will constitute great contributions to the genealogical community as a whole. Let's all see how we can help.