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1940 Census index crowd sourcing power

Even though they thought it would take a year, the more than 132 million names in the 1940 U.S. Census were indexed in about four months. It will be a couple of weeks before the last few states are published online, according to FamilySearch.

Four months. Wow. In linking to the release exclaiming the news that the “1940 U.S. Census Indexing Complete” blogger Kent Larsen wrote on Facebook: “The power of crowd sourcing, especially when the LDS Church is behind it.”

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