FamilySearch.org threw down the challenge to the volunteer indexers and arbitrators: index 5 million 1940 census records in 24 hours on Monday, July 2.
We didn’t index 5 million records in 24 hours.
We indexed 5 million records in less than 16 hours. Yeah! At the end of 24 hours the official count was this:
- 7,256,151 indexed
- 3,082,728 arbitrated
- 10,340,879 total
It’s not too late to join the 1940 US Census Community Project. Simply click HERE to get started.
There's a video to help you with the set-up.