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. Full Story
July 2, 2012 (or 1st, depending on your time zone), is going to be an amazing day! We can feel it! It could be the first day that we achieve “5 Million Name” fame. That’s right. It might be the day that we index and arbitrate 5 million names (or records) in just 24 hours!… No other name transcription project that we know of has ever come close. Full Story
During the week of June 20 – 24, a family history workshop for the deaf was held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. This workshop was focused on meeting the family history needs of the deaf community throughout the Wasatch Front. Full Story
We’d like to announce that on Tuesday, June 26 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Mountain Time (GMT–07:00), we will present a second FamilySearch webinar. This presentation will cover search techniques for finding your ancestors, using the International Genealogical Index (IGI), and how to use the new Source Box on FamilySearch.org. Full Story
Last week marked the first major milestone for FamilySearch Wiki contributors involved with the Massachusetts Wiki Project. The milestone includes a major content update to the Plymouth County, Massachusetts page and the addition of twenty-seven Plymouth County town pages (see links below). Full Story
Four New Searchable States Posted to FamilySearch.org: 1940 Census Indexing Progress Report—June 20, 2012
Today we’ve added 4 new searchable state indexes on the FamilySearch website. These states include: Alabama, Indiana, Maine and North Dakota. These states are now fully indexed and searchable. This brings the total number of searchable states up to 24. We have nearly reached the midpoint in the creation of a completely searchable index. Great job folks!
We have indexed more than 68% of the census to date. The momentum is still going strong. You indexers and arbitrators are not missing a beat as we move from completing one state and moving on to another. This is remarkable. I hear comments from people all over the country voicing their amazement about how much this group of volunteers are accomplishing in so little time. We know that there are challenges you face as you index difficult to read records and deal with differences of interpretation from time to time. But we hear amazingly few complaints and see a commitment level that is truly remarkable. Kudos to each of you! Full Story