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 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.

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