Are you frustrated by the slow response on the official 1940 U.S. census site? You do have alternatives. You can find some 1940 census records right now at FamilySearch.org/1940census.
I don't yet have a list of everything that is available at this moment but I do know that the FamilySearch systems administrators are uploading the millions of images and will continue to do so all night. We can assume that whatever is available now will increase within hours.
The site is NOT busy or overloaded. When I checked, images appeared within a second or two on this flaky wi-fi connection I am using in an RV campground.
Having problems accessing the images you seek on the official census web site? Try FamilySearch.org/1940census. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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