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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"