Friday, June 29, 2012

1940 Census Indexing Updates from FamilySearch

These are the latest News Releases from FamilySearch about the progress of the Community Indexing Project

FamilySearch Posts 5 New States: 1940 Census Index Report—June 28, 2012

Today we are announcing the addition of 5 more states to the list of states that are complete and ready for searching on the FamilySearch website. These new states include: California, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico and Washington. This brings the total number of searchable states up to 29. Full Story

Join FamilySearch Indexers to Break a Record and Leave a Legacy

July 2, 2012 (or 1st, depending on your time zone), is going to be an amazing day!
We can feel it! It could be the first day that we achieve “5 Million Name” fame. That’s
right. It might be the day that we index and arbitrate 5 million names (or records) in just
24 hours!… No other name transcription project that we know of has ever come close.
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Join us for a FamilySearch Social Media Event!

Please join us as FamilySearch hosts a Google+ hangout. Three experts will discuss how to incorporate social media
into your genealogy efforts.  The event will be hosted on the Family Search Google+ page. You may also join the 
conversation via TweetChat using #FamilySearch. Full Story