Portion of a post on FamilySearch blog concerning the new records to be indexed:
FamilySearch’s amazing volunteers have made short work of the 1940 US
Census, and soon it will be time to bid this incredible project
farewell. Who knew more than 140,000 people would show up and rally so
diligently around the 1940 US Census Community Project? The speed of
completion surpassed everyone’s expectations, and the result is simply
incredible! Thank you for contributing your time and energy to such a
Now we have the opportunity to turn our attention and energy to
another monumental task—one that is even larger than the 1940 US Census.
We call this new initiative the “US Immigration and Naturalization
Community Project,” and we want YOU to join us in this new adventure.
About Immigration and Naturalization Records
Immigration and naturalization records are important to
everyone. As change occurred around the world, people moved and adjusted
to their new situations. Many of these immigrants came to America
because it offered the promise of a better situation than they could
find in their native countries. Making these immigration and
naturalization records accessible will help millions discover why and
when their ancestors migrated and where they came from. As genealogy
researchers, we have all had roadblocks that have stalled our ability to
find out what happened to a great-grandparent or other extended family
members. Working together as a community, we now have an awesome
opportunity to finally unlock the information many people need to get
past their roadblocks.