We have reached a significant point in our efforts to index the 1940 Census. As of today, we have indexed 51.88% of the census. That does not mean that more than 50% of the census has a searchable index. We won’t see that for a while yet. But we have currently indexed more than half of the collection in 2 months. Kudos to all of you who have helped us reach this point in so short a time. It really is quite impressive to see what can be accomplished when so many people work together to complete such a worthwhile goal.
Below are the latest statistics for the project. They continue to be very encouraging.
- 72,893,427 names that have been indexed and arbitrated.
- 14 states published and searchable on FamilySearch.org. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.
- 8 additional states that are 100% indexed, arbitrated and in the final stages of preparation for posting.
- 7 additional states that are 70% or more complete. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website.
- 123,104 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census.
Thank you again for all your hard work. Each day we see not only the number of indexed records increase, but more importantly, we see the number of volunteers growing at a steady rate. People are telling their friends and getting them involved in indexing these records. Each day our numbers grow by several hundred new indexers. It is great to see this kind of excitement continuing to grow. We are only 2 months into the project and already we have passed the half way mark. Isn’t it great to be a part of something that is so important to so many people?
Thank you again for all you do.