It’s hard to imagine that in just two more days, it will be 1 month since we received the images from NARA. A lot has happened since then. No one realized how well received this indexing project was going to be. There have been a few bumps on the road to where we are today but they have been more like minor irritations rather than show stoppers. So far, things have been much better than we could have hoped for and I believe the stats are proof of that. So, below are the latest statistics for 4th full week of our combined efforts to index the 1940 US Census. These are stats we can all be proud and excited about.
As of April 30th we have the following statistics to report:
- So far, 23.8% of the entire project has been completely indexed. That means that nearly one fourth of the entire census has been indexed in 1 month. That’s amazing!
- We have 92,119 indexers and arbitrators working to index and arbitrate the census records.
- Nine states have been indexed and are being processed in preparation for posting on FamilySearch.org. They include Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.
- The Delaware and Colorado indexes have been posted on FamilySearch.org and are available for searching.
- A total of more than 32 million records have been indexed and arbitrated to date.
We continue to see new people signing up to be indexers and arbitrators and it’s great to see more people coming on board. Please keep telling your friends and neighbors. We will never have too m any people working on this project.
We’d like to encourage all of our indexers and arbitrators to reread the project instructions, especially the field helps. There have been several people who have expressed some confusion about how to index some of the fields. All of the answers can be found in the field help link. This link will answer all of your questions as to how to index a specific field.
Thank you again for all your excellent work. We’re hearing back from a lot of you telling us how much you are enjoying serving as indexers. We’re glad to hear that it’s a good experience for you. Keep up the good work. We appreciate all you are doing.