Here are the latest statistics for the project:
- 95,941,918 names have been indexed and arbitrated; up 7,017,577 names from the last update, which was just a week ago!
- 24 states have searchable indexes on FamilySearch.org. These states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.
- 7 additional states are 100% indexed and arbitrated and are in the final stage of preparation for posting.
- 3 additional states are 80% or more indexed and arbitrated. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website.
- 137,569 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census - two of which are Megan and Cindy, along with me!
Speaking of First Class...I was upgraded on both legs of my trip this time! I was SO glad. Those seats just fit me so much better and I don't feel like I'm crammed into a tiny hole. I hope I get upgraded again when I go to Ohio in 2 weeks!
The humidity in Ohio was SO bad. It was in the upper 90s too, so that made it even worse. The first day we were there, I was sweating and melting like KA-RAY-Z! My face was glistening - and not in a good way - and my hair...well, let's just say...it was not pretty.
As the days progressed, the humidity didn't seem as bad, but that's probably because we were out the door and off to work before the heat of the day really made things bad. Then, when we would leave work around 5:30 or so, the sun wasn't as hot and the humidity would actually cool off just a little. So, it was mostly bearable.
Our training went well, I learned new things, and I am glad to be home. That 3 hour time difference for such a short trip is really hard on me. I got up at 4:45 a.m. this morning so we could get to the aiport. Um yeah, 4:45 there is 1:45 here. No wonder I slept almost the whole flight and no wonder I'm tired now. So...buenas noches.