Thursday, April 12, 2012

#1940Census Status Update for 11 April 2012

The indexing horserace has began even while horses continue to run the image race. Since my last update six days ago, FamilySearch’s image horse made progress, moving from 26% to 82% in less than a week.

Now on to the indexing horserace. My apples and oranges report here is certain to cause indigestion, but I’m rather constrained on what I can report.

FamilySearch map of indexing project completionFamilySearch has indexed 5% of the census. MyHeritage has published an index for 1% of the census, while Ancestry.com is at only one-third of one percent.

I should say “the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project” rather than FamilySearch, as volunteer indexers have been recruited by and are producing the indexes for Archives.com, FamilySearch, FindMyPast.com, FamilySearch, the National Archives, and (new member) ProQuest.

Now the caveats.

  • Ancestry.com has not updated their indexing status since last Friday. Still, I think it is current since they indicated that D.C. would be indexed next and I found it is not yet there.
  • FamilySearch publishes how far along each state indexing project is; Ancestry.com and MyHeritage do not so that information can’t be compared
  • FamilySearch has 5% indexed, but has yet to publish it. Both of the other parties have published something. How quickly FamilySearch can turn around a finished project is yet to be seen.

Apples versus oranges.

The comparison between Ancestry and MyHeritage is interesting in that it is an apples to apples comparison. Since my last update MyHeritage finished the state of Rhode Island, which has 31 thousand pages. Ancestry has finished two states, but together they have but 11 thousand pages. That puts MyHeritage three times as far along as Ancestry.

Apples versus apples.

As with the images horserace, I’m just measuring how far along each horse is. There’ll be time enough for comparing index quality after the dust settles. May the best horse win.

State

Images

FamilySearch Images

FamilySearch Indexing Status

Ancestry.com Index Publication

MyHeritage Index Publication

Alabama

79,715

3-Apr

5%

   

Alaska

3,988

       

American Samoa

594

by 11-Apr

     

Arizona

15,327

 

2%

   

Arkansas

56,169

by 11-Apr

0%

   

California

198,780

6-Apr

6%

   

Colorado

36,206

2-Apr

93%

   

Connecticut

47,693

       

Delaware

7,908

2-Apr

100%

5-Apr

 

District of Columbia

19,419

by 11-Apr

     

Florida

57,708

2-Apr

7%

   

Georgia

89,264

by 11-Apr

0%

   

Guam

1,031

by 11-Apr

     

Hawaii

9,859

       

Idaho

17,544

by 11-Apr

     

Illinois

222,776

by 11-Apr

2%

   

Indiana

98,028

by 11-Apr

6%

   

Iowa

76,192

       

Kansas

53,591

2-Apr

89%

   

Kentucky

77,708

       

Louisiana

64,260

4-Apr

3%

   

Maine

26,106

       

Maryland

52,575

by 11-Apr

0%

   

Massachusetts

121,354

 

0%

   

Michigan

149,720

by 11-Apr

     

Minnesota

83,988

6-Apr

5%

   

Mississippi

59,470

4-Apr

3%

   

Missouri

108,108

by 11-Apr

0%

   

Montana

20,537

 

1%

   

Nebraska

39,048

by 11-Apr

1%

   

Nevada

3,526

by 11-Apr

 

5-Apr

 

New Hampshire

14,927

5-Apr

25%

   

New Jersey

116,752

       

New Mexico

16,605

       

New York

370,269

by 11-Apr

     

North Carolina

98,684

by 11-Apr

     

North Dakota

22,654

       

Ohio

195,018

by 11-Apr

0%

   

Oklahoma

67,557

3-Apr

5%

   

Oregon

34,745

2-Apr

89%

   

Panama Canal Zone

1,136

by 11-Apr

     

Pennsylvania

280,176

5-Apr

2%

   

Puerto Rico

39,524

by 11-Apr

     

Rhode Island

31,178

by 11-Apr

   

by 11-Apr

South Carolina

53,091

       

South Dakota

22,655

 

0%

   

Tennessee

83,336

by 11-Apr

     

Texas

178,754

5-Apr

3%

   

Utah

16,666

by 11-Apr

0%

   

Vermont

10,512

by 11-Apr

     

Virgin Islands

686

by 11-Apr

     

Virginia

61,395

2-Apr

39%

   

Washington

53,972

by 11-Apr

     

West Virginia

52,199

       

Wisconsin

89,733

by 11-Apr

     

Wyoming

8,304

       
     

28 states

   

Total

3,818,720

3,127,696

201,321

11,434

31,178

   

82%

5%

0%

1%

Data as of

 

9:00am MDT,
11 Apr.

9:00am MDT,
11 Apr.

4:09am MDT,
6 Apr.

9:00am MDT,
11 Apr.

*In the table, “by 11-Apr” means the state was finished sometime since my last update. Since I didn’t check everyday, I don’t know the exact day.

2 comments:

  1. Delaware is published and searchable by name at FamilySearch now. I'm not sure when that happened, but sometime Wednesday?

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  2. I found an ED that is upside down on all four services. I reported it to 1940census.archives.gov and they don't make it easy to find their "Report a Problem" link. I don't see a way to rotate images on that site. I ended up viewing the ED on Ancestry because rotating it was easy and I didn't have to rotate each page which I was afraid would happen (54 pages).

    Wonder if NARA will be inclined to fix it?

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