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The desire is to have people from the state they live in or the state(s) they are researching in do the indexing for that area. This should increase accuracy... and maybe even some serendipitous moments of finding a family member. The questions have been posed as to how are they going to get the proper state to us. I am still waiting for that answer.
First Texas First Family Certificate, so far not enough time for that lineage paper. I have covered a fair amount of the state for my family and the Hero's family as well as my son-in-law's family. I digress, but the point is I am ready for Texas. Bring it on!
Have you volunteered to index. You are not being asked to index it all by yourself just to do what you can, every sheet counts. I have been so blessed by the many records helping me find my family online that I am excited to give back.
At this website 1940 Census, you can see all the organizations teaming together to make this happen 1940 Census Project . If you are a regular or old FamilySearch indexer you might want to check this website, 1940 Federal Census This is a how to do it if you don't have an index. Stephen's One Step to the 1940 Federal Census. We are armed and ready.
What ever site you would want to sign up on, I would encourage you to join us in the count down, today it is 45 days and moving down... In the words of that great Price Is Right, "Come on down!"