There are 1,900 days remaining until the 1940 U.S. federal census is released, and genealogists are already counting the days.
One web site can help you get prepared - they provide details about why the census is private until 2012, and what information you can expect to find in the records.
Click here to visit the web site.
In the mean time, if you are struggling with an ancestor living in 1940, consult city directories - one of the most under-used sources by genealogists. Learn all about city directories, what they contain, how to use them, and where to find them at http://www.uscitydirectories.com.