FamilySearch.org has reached a milestone with their 1940 Census project. To date 51.88% of the census has been indexed. It doesn’t mean that 50% of the census has a searchable index. Unfortunately end users won’t see that for a while. It has taken 2 months to reach the current status thanks to the legion of people who work together to achieve the goal.
Below are the latest statistics for the project:
- “72,893,427 names that have been indexed and arbitrated.
- 14 states published and searchable on FamilySearch.org. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Oregon, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.
- 8 additional states that are 100% indexed, arbitrated and in the final stages of preparation for posting.
- 7 additional states that are 70% or more complete. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website.
- 123,104 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census.”
Click on FamilySearch.org to visit the site.