The following is some welcome news from FamilySearch.org about their 1940 indexing project, as they prepare to upload the latest data on the 1940 census. This is a great reminder that the organization has so much to offer free of charge:

We did it. We passed the 100,000 mark. Today’s report shows that we have a total of 101,780 indexers who are actively involved in indexing the 1940 US Census. Is it any wonder that we’re moving through this project so quickly? With so many people coming on board as indexers we’re still maintaining an amazing degree of accuracy. Kudos to all who are involved. Let’s keep telling our friends and neighbors about your indexing experiences and help them find the rewards of being an indexer or arbitrator.

Below are the latest statistics for our combined efforts to index the 1940 US Census.

  • So far, approximately 31% of the project has been completely indexed. Excellent progress!
  • We have 101,780 indexers and arbitrators.
  • Eleven states have been indexed and are being processed in preparation for posting onFamilySearch.org. They include Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.
  • The Delaware, Colorado and Kansas indexes have been posted on FamilySearch.org and are available to the public for searching.
  • A total of more than 41.5 million records have been indexed and arbitrated to date.

I know you’ve heard this before, but we’d like to encourage all of our indexers and arbitrators to reread the project instructions, especially the field helps. The field helps will help answer many of your questions about how information should be extracted (for the 1940 US Census project). This information can be found in the field help link. Please make sure you are familiar with this information. It is critical for both the indexer and for the arbitrator.

Thank you again for all the hard work you put into indexing and arbitrating these valuable records.  We appreciate all you are doing.”

Click on FamilySearch.org to start looking.

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