The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project has arrived.

April 3, 2012

The 1940 US Census is here! The excitement and enthusiasm for this project is far greater than anything previously seen in the six years that FamilySearch indexing has been available. The first five available states are Delaware, Virginia, Kansas, Oregon, and Colorado.

It may take up to two weeks to make all of the states available for indexing so check the current projects page or follow the feed on Facebook to stay up to date on the next states to be released.

Current and Completed Projects
To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects view the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Added


View the FamilySearch Projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate.


Recently Completed Projects

(Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at in the near future.)

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