Thursday, April 5, 2012

#1940Census Status Update for 4 April 2012

Census enumerator speaks to man on tractorToday MyHeritage crossed the image finish line. Early in the day they finished loading all states. The online buzz about MyHeritage has been very positive. I declare them first place.

Archives.gov/Archives.com seems to be working now. They haven’t restored all the functionality they turned off, such as image pan and zoom, but they are successfully serving users. What’s more, they are handling more traffic than they measured on Monday. (This underlines the gargantuan size of Monday’s traffic. Not only was there more traffic than what was serviced, there was probably more traffic than what could be measured.) They have accomplished a megafeat and I’m giving them second place.

Ancestry.com hit 66% complete, leaving one third of the data still to load. They’ve announced a number of states are in process or coming soon (see the notes column in the table below). They will probably cross the finish line and take 3rd place Thursday or Friday.

FamilySearch advanced from 10% to 14% on Wednesday. Interestingly, as of 6pm Wednesday, they have a number of states that are available for indexing, but are not available for image access: California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. I guess that shows FamilySearch’s priority: indexing over image availability. (Have I hit you up lately to help out? Indexing.familysearch.org )

FamilySearch also announced the order in which they will probably post indexing projects. (See the Indexing column in the table.) I would expect the images are published for browsing in approximately the same order.

FIndMyPast.com remains at 0%.

RootsPoint.com is a new entry in the race. I learned of them from an article by Kimberly Powell of About.com. They have not yet posted any images. They are owned by IIMI (Intelligent Image Management Inc.) IIMI is an offshore indexing company. When organizations don’t have volunteer indexers, they go to companies like IIMI to have the indexing done “off shore.” This particular one is located in India and claims it has been hired by previous companies to index all previous U.S. censuses and U.K. censuses from 1841 to 1871. They are currently working on the 1901 census. IIMI is indexing the 1940 Census on their own initiative with the plan to sell (license) it to interested parties. RootsPoint.com will also make the data available to the general public. Basic fields will be available at no cost; additional fields will be available by subscription. For more information, ready their complete press release.

 

State

Data (GM)

FamilySearch

FamilySearch Indexing

Ancestry.com

Ancestry Notes

MyHeritage

Alabama

316.0

3-Apr

Indexing

4-Apr

 

3-Apr

Alaska

12.6

 

50

   

3-Apr

American Samoa

0.8

 

54

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

Arizona

58.6

 

36

 

Coming

3-Apr

Arkansas

194.6

 

30

   

3-Apr

California

818.3

 

Indexing

3-Apr

 

3-Apr

Colorado

136.8

2-Apr

Indexing

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Connecticut

175.8

 

37

 

In process

4-Apr

Delaware

30.4

2-Apr

Done

2-Apr

 

4-Apr

District of Columbia

66.8

 

38

2-Apr

 

4-Apr

Florida

197.0

2-Apr

Indexing

 

In process

4-Apr

Georgia

332.0

 

24

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Guam

1.4

 

52

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

Hawaii

51.3

 

51

 

Coming

3-Apr

Idaho

62.5

 

25

   

4-Apr

Illinois

864.0

 

17

 

In process

3-Apr

Indiana

353.0

 

18

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

Iowa

279.0

 

39

   

4-Apr

Kansas

197.0

2-Apr

Indexing

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Kentucky

298.0

 

29

4-Apr

 

3-Apr

Louisiana

259.3

4-Apr

Indexing

   

4-Apr

Maine

105.0

 

40

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

Maryland

199.5

 

26

   

4-Apr

Massachusetts

484.3

 

31

4-Apr

 

3-Apr

Michigan

584.0

 

32

 

Coming

3-Apr

Minnesota

320.5

 

Indexing

   

4-Apr

Mississippi

250.2

4-Apr

Indexing

   

3-Apr

Missouri

431.0

 

20

4-Apr

 

3-Apr

Montana

73.0

 

41

 

Coming

4-Apr

Nebraska

144.0

 

27

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Nevada

14.1

 

33

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

New Hampshire

48.3

 

Indexing

 

Coming

4-Apr

New Jersey

435.0

 

42

 

In process

3-Apr

New Mexico

62.4

 

43

 

In process

4-Apr

New York

1,494.5

 

16

3-Apr

 

2-Apr

North Carolina

403.0

 

21

3-Apr

 

3-Apr

North Dakota

77.4

 

44

   

4-Apr

Ohio

826.4

 

22

3-Apr

 

3-Apr

Oklahoma

270.0

3-Apr

Indexing

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Oregon

129.5

2-Apr

Indexing

4-Apr

 

3-Apr

Panama Canal Zone

6.3

 

53

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

Pennsylvania

1,086.2

 

Indexing

3-Apr

 

2-Apr

Puerto Rico

186.0

 

56

   

3-Apr

Rhode Island

127.8

 

45

2-Apr

 

2-Apr

South Carolina

230.1

 

34

   

4-Apr

South Dakota

83.1

 

46

 

In process

4-Apr

Tennessee

341.5

 

28

3-Apr

 

3-Apr

Texas

775.2

 

15

3-Apr

 

3-Apr

Utah

68.0

 

19

   

4-Apr

Vermont

38.7

 

47

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Virgin Islands

2.0

 

55

2-Apr

 

3-Apr

Virginia

286.8

2-Apr

Indexing

3-Apr

 

3-Apr

Washington

258.0

 

23

3-Apr

 

4-Apr

West Virginia

210.6

 

48

4-Apr

 

4-Apr

Wisconsin

359.3

 

35

 

Coming

4-Apr

Wyoming

33.3

 

49

4-Apr

 

3-Apr

             

Total

15,150.2

2,073.0

10,018.7

15,150.2

   

14%

 

66%

 

100%

Data as of

 

6:00pm MDT, 3 Apr.

 

4:30pm MDT, 4 Apr.

 

8:00am MDT, 4 Apr.

3 comments:

  1. I'd be curious to know how Family Search determined the order for posting the various states online for indexing.

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  2. It matters not how fast the image is on-line if it can't be read and used effectively.

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  3. @ Winter Owl Vann -- I'll "plus" that. --GJ

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