Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1940 Census Status Update for 16 April 2012

FamilySearch Indexing 1940 Census Progress as of 16 April 2012Since my update last Thursday, FamilySearch finished posting all the census images.

FamilySearch Indexing numbers indicate that they have increased the amount indexed from 5% to 11%. Compare the table below with the table in my last update to see the progress.

Progress on posting indexes is not as rosy. The posting of Delaware by FamilySearch is the only progress reported by anyone. That brings FamilySearch to one-fifth of a percent (0.21%) of publishing indexes for all the 1940 census.

Ancestry.com has not updated their indexed states list for the last 10 days. They remain at 0.30% done.

MyHeritage has also gone without updating their list, stalling at 0.82%. That is enough to keep them in first place.

It appears to me that MyHeritage.com and Ancestry.com posted indexes for one or two token states, but are now proceeding with the task of indexing all states. That may not be true of FamilySearch.

Over the weekend FamilySearch informed indexers that they could publish more indexes sooner were it not for the one week indexers are given to index a batch.

States that are nearly ready to publish can still be held up by a few remaining, checked-out batches. For this reason, as a state nears completion, we will be reducing the amount of time that a batch can be checked out. Rather than the standard seven days, batches for nearly complete states will be made available on a decreasing scale from five days to three days to just one day as we get closer to the end.

FamilySearch also announced that indexers have broken records almost every day. They indexed 20 million records and arbitrated 10 million in the first week and a half of the project.

With several states hovering at 99% (Colorado, Kansas, and Oregon), perhaps we’ll see FamilySearch take the lead in the indexing horserace.

Stay tuned…

State

Images

FamilySearch Indexing Status

FamilySearch Index Publication

Ancestry.com Index Publication

MyHeritage Index Publication

Alabama

79,715

8%

     

Alaska

3,988

24%

     

American Samoa

594

       

Arizona

15,327

34%

     

Arkansas

56,169

2%

     

California

198,780

11%

     

Colorado

36,206

99%

     

Connecticut

47,693

1%

     

Delaware

7,908

100%

11-Apr

5-Apr

 

District of Columbia

19,419

2%

     

Florida

57,708

11%

     

Georgia

89,264

1%

     

Guam

1,031

       

Hawaii

9,859

6%

     

Idaho

17,544

65%

     

Illinois

222,776

4%

     

Indiana

98,028

61%

     

Iowa

76,192

1%

     

Kansas

53,591

99%

     

Kentucky

77,708

0%

     

Louisiana

64,260

5%

     

Maine

26,106

2%

     

Maryland

52,575

2%

     

Massachusetts

121,354

2%

     

Michigan

149,720

1%

     

Minnesota

83,988

9%

     

Mississippi

59,470

4%

     

Missouri

108,108

0%

     

Montana

20,537

17%

     

Nebraska

39,048

5%

     

Nevada

3,526

45%

 

5-Apr

 

New Hampshire

14,927

81%

     

New Jersey

116,752

0%

     

New Mexico

16,605

2%

     

New York

370,269

1%

     

North Carolina

98,684

0%

     

North Dakota

22,654

2%

     

Ohio

195,018

2%

     

Oklahoma

67,557

9%

     

Oregon

34,745

99%

     

Panama Canal Zone

1,136

       

Pennsylvania

280,176

4%

     

Puerto Rico

39,524

       

Rhode Island

31,178

4%

   

by 11-Apr

South Carolina

53,091

0%

     

South Dakota

22,655

8%

     

Tennessee

83,336

0%

     

Texas

178,754

7%

     

Utah

16,666

80%

     

Vermont

10,512

7%

     

Virgin Islands

686

       

Virginia

61,395

87%

     

Washington

53,972

4%

     

West Virginia

52,199

1%

     

Wisconsin

89,733

1%

     

Wyoming

8,304

37%

     
   

45

     

Total

3,818,720

409,461

7,908

11,434

31,178

   

11%

0.21%

0.30%

0.82%

Data as of

 

11:30am MDT,
16 Apr.

11:30am MDT,
16 Apr.

11:30am MDT,
16 Apr.

11:30am MDT,
16 Apr.

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  2. And on the other hand, there's 5 fingers... I found your blog specifically because I was looking for *more* ongoing information on the 1940 census indexing. Thanks!

    I've been doing some indexing and got a note about shortened due dates for batches in states that are "nearly complete". The shortened deadlines were for California batches, but California is showing at only 13% complete. That makes me wonder what their threshold is for "nearly complete."

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