On 3 August 2012 Ancestry.com announced that they had finished indexing—and publishing—the 1940 US Census. “We are so excited to be publishing our index to the 1940 U.S. Federal Census for free on Ancestry.com,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com.
Meanwhile, as of 8:30 that morning, FamilySearch had not published an index since the 18th of July. Their indexing completion percentage had risen to 99, and the status map indicated two states left to finish: New Jersey and Tennessee.
Later in the day FamilySearch announced that indexing was complete and six states would be published today, 6th of August. The announcement said that they would finish publishing the entire census by the end of the month. Despite the announcement, as of Saturday, 4th of August, batches were still available for “US, Puerto Rico—Censo Federal de 1940.”