Yesterday we posted the state of South Dakota as a fully indexed and searchable state on the FamilySearch website. This is the 20th state to become fully functional. It’s great to see the number of searchable states increasing. We have indexed 63.98% of the census to date. Let’s keep up the momentum and continue to work together to make this collection 100% searchable.
Most of us have our favorite state that we’ve enjoyed indexing. In most cases, it’s either the state we lived in or a state where we have ancestors who lived and died. When our favorite state is complete, please don’t stop. There are other states that still have a lot of indexing left to do. When you’ve completed one state, just move on to another and index to your heart’s content.
Below are the latest statistics for the project. They continue to be very encouraging.
- 88,924,341 names have been indexed and arbitrated.
- 20 states have published searchable indexes on FamilySearch.org. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.
- 8 additional states are 100% indexed, arbitrated and in the final stage of preparation for posting.
- 3 additional states are 99% indexed and arbitrated. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website.
- 133,655 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census.
We hear from many of you and know of the hard work you put into indexing and arbitrating. We love to see your excitement and hear your success stories. Thank you for working with us, side by side and allowing us to be a part of your indexing experience. Every time you use the 1940 US Census Index, you can know that you’ve played a significant part in making this index come to fruition. Thank you, to every one of you.