Friday, June 15, 2012

West Virginia and Texas...Check!

The thing I love about this whole indexing project is that if I get a really good batch, it's a quick 15 minute project that I can do in the morning while getting ready for work. Some people watch tv, some read the paper, some do other stuff while getting ready. Me, I work on indexing.

West Virginia and Texas...check!
Texas was HARD!  Hard to read and a lot of very different Mexican/Hispanic names mixed in with some German names!

Still left in my queue... Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland

Other states remaining... Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

So, there are still quite a few states left to work on if you're interested in helping out!  Oh, and they announced today that 63.98% of the census is now fully indexed and searchable.  That is up almost 14% in just 6 days!  New Jersey needs a lot of's only at 20% indexed...the lowest out of the whole country right now.

Below are the latest statistics for the project.
  • 88,924,341 names have been indexed and arbitrated.
  • 20 states have published searchable indexes on These states include Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.   
  • 8 additional states are 100% indexed, arbitrated and in the final stage of preparation for posting. 
  • 3 additional states are 99% indexed and arbitrated. To see the status of each state visit the 1940 US Census state-by-state progress map on the FamilySearch website. 
  • 133,655 indexers have signed up to index the 1940 US Census....AND I AM ONE OF THEM!


Cindy said...

Aaaaaah! I registered and did my first batch of 40. Took me a while to figure it out. I'm gonna use it as one of my PP goals. Working on that for me, since any woman can do it.

It's fun. Some crazy names. I did the NY one since they said it was most urgent. So how do I get a badge????

Cindy said...

Oh. The one I did was from 1935.