1940 U.S. census indexing project ahead of schedule

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 8, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    It is a shame to not see more people responding as there are plenty of people that have worked on this behind the scenes but they are working on this eternal work for our brothers and sisters and families. I know the Church News readers that participate would like this link as not everyone that indexes knows about this progress through the normal news. The Indexing Newsletters do help keep those that Index up to speed on this type of news but it is inspiring to know that others can gain the drive to participate. My brother-in-law's two aunts who are not LDS turned in 5,000 cards for temple work and they are not LDS. What a blessing this type of work does for the Family Search Program. I think of my dad's cousin going back and hunting the cemeteries and churches in the northeast to find our ancestors. What a cost of time and energy when she and her husband didn't make much money to do that type of thing. We are so blessed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their efforts for the family. Thank you, again.

  • hardware Erda, Ut
    June 8, 2012 1:14 a.m.

    I've enjoyed being a part of this. I have been indexing for 2 years now and have completed over 14,000 names. It doesn't take long and if everyone would do one census sheet a day, that is only 40 names, we could get this thing done even quicker. I have found my family and answers to family questions from the work of people like me who took the time out of their day to index. I am grateful to them and can only repay them by indexing myself.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    June 7, 2012 11:37 p.m.

    Now this is why the word "awesome" was created! What an incredible effort by people all around the world to work toward a common goal. There is hope for us yet.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 7, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    What a great opportunity this has been to help others in the quest to search for family members from the past. Thanks for the many people who have helped get this far with this current indexing project.