It’s great to see that we are not losing steam after our first month of indexing the 1940 US Census. In fact, the opposite is true. We’re still increasing the number of indexers joining our ranks by more than a 1,000 to 1,500 new indexers each day. By this next Monday, we may have passed the 100,000 mark of indexers who are working with us. That is a great milestone, but we can’t let up our efforts and sit on our laurels. Let’s keep telling our friends about this project and see how many more people we can get involved.
Below are the latest statistics for the 5th full week of our combined efforts to index the 1940 US Census. These are stats that everyone can be proud of.
- So far, 26.85% of the entire project has been completely indexed. That’s more than a quarter of the entire census completed!
- We have 96,232 indexers and arbitrators.
- Twelve states have been indexed and are being processed in preparation for posting on FamilySearch.org. They include Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.
- Four states are 85% or more complete. They include: Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Montana.
- The Delaware, Colorado and Kansas indexes have been posted on FamilySearch.org and are available to the public for searching.
- A total of more than 36.5 million records have been indexed and arbitrated to date.
Once again, we’d like to encourage all of our indexers and arbitrators to reread the project instructions, especially the field helps. The field helps will help answer many of your questions about how information should be extracted (for the 1940 US Census project). This information can be found in the field help link. Please make sure you are familiar with this information. It is critical for both the indexer and for the arbitrator.
Thank you again for all your excellent work. It’s been a lot of fun to see the excitement in the field and see so much census data flowing into headquarters. Keep up the good work. We appreciate all you are doing.