We’re still moving right along with the 1940 Census Indexing project. To date we have indexed 82% of the entire collection with 29 states fully indexed and available for searching at FamilySearch.org. The end is in sight. You have all done a remarkable job of taking a collection of more than 138 million names and turning it into an easy to use, searchable index. What’s best is it’s available to the public free of charge because of all your hard work.
No new states have been posted this week. States such as New York and a few others are so big that they take a lot of processing at the back end to make them searchable. Please be patient as we get them ready to post. I know that we are all excited to see new states posted, especially if it’s been a state you’ve been working on. We want to make sure they are as error free as possible and sometimes that takes a little extra time.
Below are the latest statistics for the project. They continue to be very encouraging.
- 115,886,258 names have been indexed and arbitrated.
- 29 states have searchable indexes on FamilySearch.org. These states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
- 4 additional states are 100% indexed and arbitrated and are in the final stage in preparation for posting.
- 5 additional states are 90% or more indexed and arbitrated.
- 14 states are 50% or more indexed.
- 4 states are still less than 50% indexed. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website.
- The 1940 US Census is currently 82% indexed and arbitrated.
- 150,990 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census.
For those of you who took part in the big challenge of indexing 5 million names in 24 hours this past weekend, you should be proud of what you accomplished. Not only did we pass the 5 million record mark, but we blew that goal out of the water. We indexed more than 10 million names! Take some time to read the details of the event, they are very motivating. To read the blog post on this event, click on this link. It was a very impressive accomplishment.
Thanks again for all the hard work you put into making this
Thanks again for all you folks do. You really are great.