FamilySearch Indexing has released the first indexing project early. Projects for the first states are available now!
NARA/Archives.com pushed live a new copy of the website software around 4pm EDT hoping to solve problems, but problems persist. The requirement from NARA specified that Archives.com had to support a load of 10 million hits per day, with the ability to handle even larger loads on demand. According to a spokesperson for hosting company, Archives.com, NARA got 37 million hits between 9am and 5:17pm EDT. Archives.com issued this statement.
- Ancestry.com – Images available for four states (and these territories): American Samoa, Delaware, District of Columbia, Guam, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, Panama Canal, Virgin Islands.
Image load is in progress for California, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia.
- FamilySearch.org – FamilySearch has finished loading the five states they pre-announced: Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia.
- Indexing.FamilySearch.org – FamilySearch has finished loading these states: Delaware, Oregon, Virginia.
- 1940census.archives.gov – Basically “crashed” because of large demand. Displays text only. Couldn’t get images to display. They tried revving the software around 4pm EDT, but no luck.
- FindMyPast.com – A spokesperson for Find My Past says they will start posting images in a couple of days and have all of them up in the next two weeks.
- Archives.com – Couldn’t find any 1940 data on their site, but does have a link to the NARA site, which they host.
- MyHeritage.com – Couldn’t find any 1940 data.