We’re making great progress with our indexing efforts!! It’s exciting to see so many people working so hard to index the 1940 US Census. The response by volunteers has been wonderful. As of Thursday, April 5th, we have more than 60,300 volunteers working hard to index and arbitrate the states that have been posted.
To date we have indexed more than 2.5 million records and arbitrated nearly 2 million records. This is a remarkable accomplishment considering that we’ve been doing this work for only 3 days. Already, we have completed the indexing of the Delaware census. When a state is complete, we will try to post the index on FamilySearch within a week.
Below is a list of states that are now available for indexing, along with the percentage of completion for each state. Generally, we will try and post a few new states each day. We hope to have all 48 states, along with the territories of Hawaii and Alaska, posted within a couple of weeks.
|US, Alabama—1940 Census||0.5 %|
|US, California—1940 Census||1.2 %|
|US, Colorado—1940 Census||67.0.8 %|
|US, Delaware—1940 Census||COMPLETE|
|US, Florida—1940 Census||2.2 %|
|US, Kansas—1940 Census||15.7 %|
|US, Louisana—1940 Census||0.7 %|
|US, Minnesota—1940 Census||0.3 %|
|US, Mississippi—1940 Census||0.8 %|
|US, New Hampshire—1940 Census||2.2 %|
|US, Oklahoma—1940 Census||0.8 %|
|US, Oregon—1940 Census||20.3 %|
|US, Pennsylvania—1940 Census||0.2 %|
|US, Virginia—1940 Census||3.3 %|
If you are interested in helping index the 1940 US Census, visit indexing.familysearch.org. Thank you for all your wonderful hard work. It is inspiring to see what can happen when so many people work together to accomplish a noble goal.