Monday, April 30, 2012

1940 U.S. Census Volunteer Indexing Project Surpasses All Expectations

30 April 2012

The 1940 U.S. census indexing project was launched this April as part of a broad online community effort. Images and indexing projects for all states and territories in the 1940 census are now online. Of all the different types of historic records available to index, volunteers love census records the most, and it shows in the record-breaking levels of activity we’ve seen in the past three weeks.

  • Over 85,000 volunteers have already completed 20 percent of the census project.
  • A record number of active indexers used the program in a single day—34,947 volunteers.
  • In one day more than 3.2 million records were indexed and 1.5 million were arbitrated.

Remember, this work is being accomplished by volunteers, and they keep coming: thousands are still signing up weekly. As a result, millions of people will soon be able to search every name that was recorded in the 1940 U.S. census. Follow this never before seen indexing progress at FamilySearch.org.

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, visit the FamilySearch projects page.

New Projects Recently Added

  • France, Diocèse de Coutances et Avranches—Registres Paroissiaux, 1796–1880 [3e partie]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3A]
  • U.S., Hawaii—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Iowa—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Kentucky—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New Mexico—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., South Carolina—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., West Virginia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S.—Index to Service Records of Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898
  • U.S., Alaska—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Nevada—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New Jersey—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., North Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Tennessee—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Vermont—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Connecticut—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., District of Columbia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Idaho—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Maine—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Michigan—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., North Carolina—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Washington—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Wisconsin—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Wyoming—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Arizona—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Arkansas—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Georgia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Missouri—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Missouri—1940 Federal Census [Part A]
  • U.S., Montana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Ohio—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., South Dakota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Illinois—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Maryland—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Massachusetts—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Nebraska—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New York—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Texas—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Alabama—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., California—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Minnesota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Pennsylvania—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Florida—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Louisiana—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Mississippi—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oklahoma—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Virginia—1940 Federal Census

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 familysearch.org in the near future.)

  • Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie C]
  • Canada, Prince Edward Island—Baptism Card Index, 1721–1885
  • Deutschland, Mecklenburg, Schwerin—1867 Volkszählung
  • Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles 1800–1900
  • Österreich—Wiener Meldezettel
  • Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat 1833–1885
  • South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records 1660–1970
  • Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 5]
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for London and Surrey [Part C]
  • UK, England and Wales—1871 Census for London and Surrey [Part D]
  • U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part C]
  • U.S., Colorado—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Delaware—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Indiana, Noble County Marriages—1811–1959
  • U.S., Kansas—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Michigan—Port of Detroit Manifests, 1906–1954
  • U.S., New Hampshire—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oregon—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Oregon, Roseburg—National Homes for Disabled Soldiers, 1866–1938
  • U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part F]
  • U.S., Texas—Deaths, 1890–1976 [Part A]
  • U.S., Utah—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Virginia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S.—WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 [Part 1A]

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