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 FamilySearch.org 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
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
Thank you for
being a part of this great project.