Friday, September 10, 2010

FamilySearch Indexing Update: Volunteers Begin Work on Much Anticipated 1930 U.S. Census

The following is from FamilySearch.

9 September 2010
In a quest to provide free online searchable indexes to all of the U.S. Censuses, FamilySearch indexing volunteers have recently started work on FamilySearch’s eighth U.S. Census index to add to its growing, free online collection—the 1930 U.S. Census. The 1930 U.S. Census is by far the most used of the U.S. Censuses, and the addition of a free, enhanced, fully searchable name index online will be highly treasured by genealogists. In addition, the new index will include other searchable data fields. FamilySearch has previously published the U.S. Censuses from 1850 to 1880 and from 1900 to 1920 online.
FamilySearch’s 1930 U.S. Census indexing project will have some noticeable differences from previous indexing projects. As you may know, FamilySearch’s approach to creating indexes is to do a “double key” entry and arbitrate discrepancies. That means that two different volunteers are indexing the same historic document. They create two separate indexes that will be compared, and any discrepancies will be arbitrated. The two indexes are then merged into a single, highly accurate, searchable index that is published online.
In the case of some of the U.S. Census indexing projects (including the 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses), FamilySearch has used’s index, and volunteers then created a separate index. The two indexes were then compared, all discrepancies were arbitrated, and an enhanced index was created and published online for free. The 1930 U.S. Census indexing project will be a little different from these projects because additional fields of data will be extracted, which will improve the patron search experience. Consequently, some volunteer indexers will download batches and will be asked to extract only the fields of information missing from’s index, while those creating the B, or comparison, index will be required to index all of the fields. The result will be a much more comprehensible and enhanced free index for searching online.
In addition to the data already found in’s current 1930 U.S. Census index, FamilySearch volunteers will also index the following fields:
Line Number
Family Number
Marital Status
Father’s Place of Birth
Mother’s Place of Birth
Year of Immigration

New Projects in the Past Month:
· Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part A]
· Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900
· Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 93–156]
· El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910
· España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930
· Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900
· Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal Censo
· U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part E]
· U.S., Florida—1930 Federal Census
· U.S., New Jersey—1885 State Census
· U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907
· U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo Federal
· U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B]
· U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part C]
· U.S., Texas—1930 Federal Census
· U.S., Utah—County Marriages, 1887–1966 [Part B]

Recently Completed Projects

Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at in the near future.

Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 70–92]
Canada, Ontario—Births, 1869–1912
Canada, Ontario—Deaths, 1933–1937
España, Avila, Navalmoral—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935
España, Malaga—Registros Civiles, 1846–1870
France, Coutances, Paroisses de la Manche, 1792–1906
Guatemala, Huehuetenango y San Marcos—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900
Honduras, Tegucigalpa—San Miguel Bautismos, 1895–1931
Mexico, Zacatecas—1930 Federal Censo
U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part D]
U.K., Isle of Man—Parish Registers, 1598–1850
U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1754–1900 [Part 1C]
U.S.—Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files, 1812–1905
U.S., Alaska—1910 Federal Census
U.S., Arkansas—County Marriages, 1837–1957 [VIII]
U.S., Hawaii—1920 Federal Census
U.S., Idaho—County Marriages, 1864–1950
U.S., Illinois—1855 State Census
U.S., Louisiana—WWII Draft Registration, 1942
U.S., Maine—1910 Federal Census
U.S., Military and Naval—1910 Federal Census
U.S., Minnesota—1857 Territorial Census
U.S., Minnesota—1905 State Census
U.S., New York—1905 State Census [Part 2]
U.S., North Carolina—County Marriages, 1762–1959 [Part A]
U.S., Rhode Island—1885 State Census
U.S., Rhode Island—1935 State Census
U.S., South Carolina—1930 Federal Census
U.S., South Dakota—1945 State Census [Part C]
U.S., South Dakota—1945 State Census [Part D]
U.S., Tennessee—1930 Federal Census
U.S., Texas—1910 Federal Census [Part 2]
U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934
U.S., Texas—Birth Records, 1903–1934 [Part B]
U.S., Wisconsin—1910 Federal Census
U.S., Wisconsin—WWII Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Argentina, Balvanera—Registros Parroquiales, 1833–1934 [Parte B]Spanish31%
Argentina, Cordoba—Registros Parroquiales, 1722–1924 [Parte B]Spanish45%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte A]Spanish22%
Argentina, Santa Fe—Registros Parroquiales, 1634–1926 [Parte B]Spanish86%
Brasil, Florianópolis—Registros da Igreja, 1751–1954 [Parte A]Portuguese5%
Brasil, Pernambuco, Recife—Registro Civil, 1900–1920Portuguese1%
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Matrimonios, 1900–1910 [Piloto]Portuguese42%
Canada—Passenger Lists, 1881–1922English2%
Canada, New Brunswick—Deaths, 1815–1938 [Part A]English(New)
Canada, Ontario—Marriages, 1869–1927 [Part A]English37%
Canada, Québec, Montreal—Régistres Paroissiaux, 1800–1900French33%
Česká republika, Litoměřice—Matriky, 1552-1905 [část 1]
(Tschechien, Litomerice—Kirchenbücher [Teil 1])
Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1900Spanish(New)
Chile, Concepción—Registros Civiles, 1885–1903 [Parte 2B]Spanish26%
Colombia, Bucaramanga—Registros Parroquiales, 1649–1959Spanish11%
Colombia, Marinilla—Registros Parroquiales, 1815–1959Spanish37%
Deutschland, Baden, Achern—Kirchenbücher, 1810–1869 [Part C]German53%
Deutschland, Mecklenburg—Volkszählung, 1890 [Div 93–156]German(New)
El Salvador—Registros Civiles, 1835–1910Spanish(New)
España, Lugo—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1930 [Parte 1]Spanish39%
France, Cherbourg—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French32%
France, Coutances—Registres Paroissiaux 1802–1907French28%
France, Paris—Registres Protestants, 1612–1906 [Partie D]French67%
France, Saint-Lo—Registres Paroissiaux, 1802–1907French57%
Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1800–1900Spanish(New)
Guatemala, Guatemala—Registros Civiles, 1877–1900Spanish9%
Italia, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia—Atti di Morte, 1809–1936 [Parte B]Italian54%
Italy, Trento—Baptisms, 1784–1924 [Part 2A]Italian26%
Jamaica—Civil Births, 1900–1930 [Part B]English56%
Mexico, DF—Registros Parroquiales, 1855–1934 [Parte 4]Spanish82%
Mexico, Puebla—1930 Federal CensoSpanish(New)
Mexico, San Luis Potosi—1930 Federal CensoSpanish84%
New Zealand—Passenger Lists, 1871–1915 [Part 2A]English2%
Norge —Tinglysningskort, 1640–1903Norwegian23%
Perú, Lima—Registros Civiles, 1887–1921 [Parte A]Spanish43%
Portugal, Setúbal—Registros da Igreja, 1581–1910Portuguese19%
Russland, Sankt Petersburg—Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885German3%
South Africa, Cape Province—Church Records, 1660–1970Afrikaans, Dutch, English56%
Sverige, Södermanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish46%
Sverige, Uppsala—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish58%
Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]Swedish26%
U.K., Bristol—Non-Conformist Registers, Pre-1900 [Part A]English46%
U.K., Bristol—Parish Registers, 1837–1900 [Part E]English(New)
U.K., Essex—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part A]English9%
U.K., Manchester—Parish Registers, 1813–1925 [Part A]English20%
U.K., Warwickshire—Parish Registers, 1538–1900 [Part 2 Adv]English/
Old English
U.S., Alabama—County Marriages, 1809–1950 [Part A]English15%
U.S., Arkansas—WWII Draft Registration, 1942English19%
U.S., California—County Marriages, 1850–1952 [Part A]English56%
U.S., District of Columbia—County Marriages, 1811–1950 [Part A]English6%
U.S., District of Columbia—Deaths, 1874–1959English20%
U.S., Florida—1930 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
U.S., Illinois—County Marriages, 1810–1934 [Part A]English29%
U.S., Indiana, De Kalb County—Marriages, 1811–1959English51%
U.S., Indiana, Dearborn County—Marriages, 1811–1959English51%
U.S., Indiana, Delaware County—Marriages, 1811–1959English76%
U.S., Iowa—1885 State CensusEnglish82%
U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part A]English5%
U.S., Minnesota—County Marriages, 1860–1949 [Part A]English5%
U.S., New Jersey—1885 State CensusEnglish(New)
U.S., New Jersey—County Marriages, 1682–1956 [Part 1]English16%
U.S., New York—Marriage Licenses, 1908–1938 [Part A]English13%
U.S., New York—Marriages, 1908–1935 [Part A]English18%
U.S., North Carolina—Freedmen Letters, 1862–1870English4%
U.S., Oklahoma—Allotment Records, 1899–1907English(New)
U.S., Oklahoma—County Marriages, 1891–1959 [Part A]English33%
U.S., Puerto Rico—1910 Censo FederalSpanish(New)
U.S., Puerto Rico—1920 Censo FederalSpanish28%
U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte A]Spanish78%
U.S., Puerto Rico—Nacimientos Civiles, 1836–1930 [Parte B]Spanish(New)
U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part B]English28%
U.S., Tennessee—County Marriages, 1790–1950 [Part C]English(New)
U.S., Texas—1930 Federal CensusEnglish(New)
U.S., Texas—County Marriages, 1837–1977 [Part A]English49%
U.S., Utah—County Marriages, 1887–1966 [Part B]English(New)
Venezuela, Mérida—Registros Parroquiales, 1654–1992 [Parte 2]Spanish16%
Österreich, Wiener Meldezettel, 1890–1925German28%
Россия, Самара—Метрические книги церкви, 1869–1917 (часть 1)Russian(New)
Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1843–1845 [Часть А]Russian55%

Current FamilySearch Partner Projects, Record Language, and Percent Completion
Australia, Victoria—Probate Records, 1853–1989English94%
België—Burgerlijke Stand, 1851–1900 [Deel D]Dutch39%
Belgique—Registres Civile, 1851–1900 [Partie A]French47%
Brasil, Minas Gerais—Church Records, 1706-1952Portuguese1%
Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935English17%
Deutschland, Westfalen, Minden—Volkszählung, 1880–1900German7%
España, Avila, Barroman—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930Spanish(New)
España, Avila, Madrigal y Garganta—Registros Parroquiales, 1530–1935Spanish73%
France, Quimper et Leon, St. Louis—Registres Paroissiaux, 1722–1909French58%
Norway—1875 Census [Part B]Norwegian35%
Philippines, Lingayen, Dagupan—Registros Parroquiales, 1615–1982Spanish45%
U.K., Norfolk—Parish Registers, 1538–1900English1%
U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, Post 1825 [Part 3]English51%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Birth Registers, 1890–1908English62%
U.S., Utah, Salt Lake County—Death Registers, 1848–1940English32%
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