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We Can Do It! Let’s Get Indexing!

by on June 1, 2012

We can do it!, ca. 1942 - ca. 1943 (ARC ID 535413)

Have you signed up yet to index the 1940 census?  Volunteers have indexed just over 70 million names in the census.   Your help is needed to finish indexing the millions of names that still remain.

Census Card Puncher (ARC ID 513295)

How can you help? Join the 1940 Census Community Indexing Project at To get started you will need to download and install the indexing software, register as an indexing volunteer, and download a batch of images to transcribe.

Have you been indexing the 1940 census?  Share your experiences with us here on NARAtions!



Jessamyn West August 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I got an email from that says the name index is now finished but I can’t find mention of this anywhere else. True? Press release somewhere I can link to and tell all my librarian friends?

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