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Ancestry Insider Blog article, 1940 Census Status Update for 16 April 2012, points out the various sites that are indexing the 1940 census and stated that FamilySearch.org as of April 16th has increased the amount indexed from 5% to 11%.
I checked the 1940 FamilySearch.org site and like the coloring of the different states to indicate where they are in the process. When you first go to the site, the United States is a bold U.S. flag and then changes into an outline of each state. Now move your cursor over a state, the site provides an 'update' [exact day/time not indicated] of that particular state. Alabama was found to be at 9%. The "Help Now" on the state percentage is an opportunity to participate in the FamilySearch indexing project. If you choose to do so, please indicate that you are part of the "NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society" effort.
Site Administrator Comment: Thanks to the Ancestry Insider blog article, I was able to see the status of the states I'm most interested in. But I tend to agree with the first comment left for the blog article -- that the indexing by the various sites is "not a horse race". What we all want is "good indexing" -- not "sloppy". My personal thought as to why FamilySearch may be speeding ahead is the advanced work they did to get people involved before the images were released.
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... that Alabama (as do the other states) have its own 1940 census information page?
AND that NEAGS is one of the ten 'Participating Societies' that has worked to make Alabama 100% complete for the initial indexing? NEW: 5/31/2012.
... that there are 79,619 images in the 1940 Alabama census? Source: Dick Eastman's 4/17/2012 newsletter.
... that Google & LIFE have collaborated to bring the entire LIFE photo archive online. [1940 images here.] These newly-digitized images include photos & etchings produced & owned by LIFE dating back to the 1750s. You can read more about this exciting collection & search or browse the archive on Google Image Search by adding source:life to your query. Source: April 18th iGoogle widget.
Members of the NorthEast Alabama Genealogical Society were among the first indexers for the 1940 Census Project.
One of our NEAGS Members has indexed over 10,000 FamilySearch files. And another 20,000!!!!! Have you indexed anything yet?