Today we are announcing the addition of 5 more states to the list of states that are complete and ready for searching on the FamilySearch website. These new states include: California, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington. This brings the total number of searchable states up to 29.
We will reach another major milestone today. By the end of the day, we will have finished indexing and arbitrating 75% of the entire 1940 Census collection. That is a BIG milestone. It looks very likely that we could complete indexing and arbitrating the entire census by the end of July. That’s only 4weeks away! Great job folks! I cannot say enough how remarkable it is that we have completed so much in so little time.
Below are the latest statistics for the project. They continue to be very encouraging.
- 105,522,592 names have been indexed and arbitrated.
- 29 states have searchable indexes on FamilySearch.org. These states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
- 2 additional states are 100% indexed and arbitrated and are in the final stage of preparation for posting
- 6 additional states are 75% or more indexed and arbitrated. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website.
- he 1940 US Census is 75% indexed and arbitrated.
- 143,086 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census.
Just a reminder that this Sunday starting at 6:00 pm Mountain Time, all of our indexers are encouraged to take part in a 24 hours sprint to break a record of indexing 5 MILLION NAMES. To read details of the event, click here. So save some time for this coming Sunday evening and Monday so you can be part of a record breaking event.
Thanks again for all you folks do. You really are great.