Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FamilySearch Posts Last 5 States

FamilySearch has sent out the following statement about indexing the 1940 Census:

We did it! The final five states of the 1940 US Census Project have been posted on the website! These states include Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee. We have posted the indexes for Guam, Panama Canal and Virgin Islands, as well. American Samoa is nearly complete and Puerto Rico is 25% complete. These last two territories will be posted as soon as they are ready to post.

The 1940 US Census Project started on the April 4th of this year. With the posting of the last states today, we have published the census 73 days earlier than expected! What a great thing to brag about. And it was all due to a great group of dedicated volunteer indexers like you.

Once again we want to thank every one of you who have worked so hard to help create this valuable census index. Your efforts have been remarkable. Many will benefit from your hard work for many years to come.

I’ve said this before and would like to repeat it again. We hope you will continue to visit the FamilySearch Indexing site and index some of the many other collections we currently have available. Your indexing and arbitration skills are seriously needed. We invite you to continue using your skills to make more records freely available to all who want to discover who they are and where they came from.

Thank you for being a part of this great project.


  1. I'm so happy now that both family search and ancestry have their indexes out. If you can't find your ancestor in one index, check the other one.

    By the way, welcome to Geneabloggers.

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  2. Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
    The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist:

  3. Welcome to GeneaBloggers!

    It's so amazing how fast the 1940 Census indexing project was completed! Thanks to everyone who participated.

  4. It was a great project to be a part of. I truly enjoyed it and will continue to help transcribe for family that I am hooked. :-)
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)


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