Indexers Rock!

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...


1940 Census Indexing Update

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...