Monday, August 6, 2012

1940 US Census Nears Completion - NOW WHAT?

Amazing! We passed the 5 million records goal in less than 16 hours and just kept going! Thank you to the 46,091 indexers and arbitrators who participated in this historic event.

  Final Record Count:
■7,258,151 Indexed
■3,082,728 Arbitrated
■10,340,879 Total

The 1940 US census index is now 99% complete! It's hard to believe that we began just 4 months ago. Thank you for your help! Keep reading to celebrate the 'end' of the project and find out what that means, learn why it will take three to four weeks to publish  all of the remaining state indexes, and find out how you can continue to make historical records online  as part of this amazing volunteer community. Click on the links below to learn more.

Congratulations to Root Cellar team and all the other teams and individuals who participated in this one project. Please continue. Find another project and continue indexing and helping to get all records into public accessablilty.

I am hard at work weekly transcribing/indexing California records at the Center of Sacramento History and almost nightly doing some indexing of other records other than the 1940 Census for those who are searching for these records in hopes that someone(s) in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut are hard at work indexing their records for me. Thank you in advance.

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