On April 2, 2012 the National Archives will be releasing digital images of the 1940 census. Volunteers at familysearch.org will begin immediately indexing the census in order to allow users to find their ancestors. It’s easy to become a volunteer and start indexing those records yourself.
Check out the following link and see what it takes to become an indexer… http://the1940census.com/?cid=fsHomeT1940Text
What you need to begin is an account with family search, and the software to be able to index which can be downloaded from their site. You can practice and get ready for the big event by indexing a different collection. You can let them choose a record for you to index or you can search through a list of records.
The more people that are involved, the faster we will all be able to enjoy free images of this invaluable collection.
Founder and Principle Researcher at Family History Detective