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Indexers Rock!

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by
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I posted recently about the five-million-name goal for 1940 census indexing on July 2. More than 46,000 indexers and arbitrators responded to the challenge. In less than sixteen hours, they met the five-million-name goal, but they didn't stop there. End result: over seven million names indexed and three million arbitrated, for a total over ten million. May all your Continue reading the story "Indexers Rock!"

1940 Census Indexing Update

Posted on: June 30th, 2012 by
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Thanks to more than 137,000 volunteers, the 1940 census is seventy-five percent indexed, months ahead of schedule! Volunteers have indexed over 105 million names, and twenty-nine states and territories are searchable online.[1. Dennis Brimhall, "CEO Corner: Volunteers and the 1940 Census Effort," FamilySearch Blog ( : accessed 1 July 2012).] Now the 1940 Census Community Project has announced a challenge--can indexers achieve a Five Million Continue reading the story "1940 Census Indexing Update"

FamilySearch Indexing

Posted on: March 1st, 2012 by
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Do you index for FamilySearch? I do. It's a wonderful way to contribute to the genealogical community, and also a way to say "thank you" to FamilySearch for their generosity in providing free online access to the riches of the Family History Library's microfilm collections. Did you know that the number of searchable names on recently exceeded 2.5 billion? This is a direct result of Continue reading the story "FamilySearch Indexing"