I did some of the indexing for the 1940 census. I input around 500 names and had a very
difficult time on some of them. As David says, someone online checked my work and if they
disagreed, it was given to a third person to make the final decision. I could always go
back and see what changes they made but as I hadn't come across any of my relatives, I
wouldn't have known which was the absolutely correct name.
Re New Family Search: When we find family records on New Family Search that we feel are
incorrect, we submit corrections online and it is supposed to be fixed. I haven't had
a chance to submit corrections on New Family Search because I am still combing through
. But your post reminded me that I have a few corrections that need to be
made. I have a great great grandfather who is married to the wrong great great grandmother
On Sep 30, 2012, at 5:56 PM, DSA2003 wrote:
The LDS had their own indexing project for the 1940 Census, relying
on volunteers. Their practice is to have two separate transcribers for each record, which
are then computer matched. Where a discrepancy between the two transcriptions is found,
it then goes to a third, more experienced person for arbitration.
The transcription to the US 1930 Census on Family Search is from their partnership with
Ancestry which is why you cannot see the original image on your PC at home. If you go to
an LDS library and use their PCs, you'll have access to the original image as the LDS
libraries have an institutional subscription to Ancestry.