The goal – index 5,000,000 names in one day. The time – July 2, 2012, starting at 12:01 a.m. UTC (that's Greenwich Mean Time to us old people) or 5:01 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time with 24 hours ahead. FamilySearch indexers around the world were asked to do an extra batch or two to break the record set April 30th of 4.9 million records indexed in a day.
Indexers shared their enthusiasm in English and in Spanish on the FamilySearch Facebook page.
And the results?
We've passed 10 million records!
Indexed Records: 7,068,719
TOTAL RECORDS: 10,080,334
Indexers/Arbitrators Participating: 45,104
Read more and see updates at http://www.facebook.com/familysearchindexing
You don't have to be a member of Facebook to read the page.
If you haven't looked at the 1940 Census lately, you will be surprised to see that only 16 states still need indexing. The others are either up and running with indexes or in the final stages of getting there. The map at https://familysearch.org/1940census/?cid=fsHomeT1940Text_v2 shows current progress. Just click on a state to search.
And I must say, that as I compare FamilySearch indexing to Ancestry's, FamilySearch is much more accurate.
(Images are linked from the FamilySearch.org home page and Facebook page.
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