What States are Indexed? What States are in Progress?
Is there really anything new except the 1940 census? Well not really. It is huge. Ancestry.com has all the images up as does FamilyLink.com, FamilySearch.org, and of course Archives.com. The questions remaining are the indexes:
- The FamilySearch.org link is the best one, it shows what’s done on a color coded map; Delaware and what’s on deck, Colorado 89%, Kansas 86% and Oregon 82% along with Virginia 23%, New Hampshire 17%, Caifornia 9% and eight more under 10% finished.
- The Ancestry.com site contains an alphabetical table of what’s done, Nevada and Delaware, and what is in progress, the District of Columbia.
- FamilyLink.com has Rhode Island partially done, but not the percentage and lists nothing else on the way. I will check back when they have more than one state to report to see if they use a list, a table or a map.
What’s great about this is they do not appear to be working on the same states and territories. What’s frustrating is I can’t think of anyone in Delaware in 1940 to check to see which indexes are the best. FamilySearch updates the percentages frequently, but Ancestry.com hasn’t updated their progress report since 6 April 2012. They must be close to done with the District of Columbia and started on a new state. I’d like to know which one.
I wonder how many researchers who said in the last week, “I’ll wait ’til the indexes come out”, will remain stalwart waiting or get into the pile by this week’s end. The education question alone with years of high school and college are enough to keep me searching.