#1950 Census Launch

Quick Links for #1950Census; 12:01 am April 1st / 11:01 pm March 31
The initial name search available on the NARA site – https://1950census.archives.gov/

Help with transcribing names will be important. The initial AI work was a good start, but we need to improve the quality of the transcription.
* andreen should be Andrew
* are should be Avis
* Melliam should be William
* Herbert is correct
* And, another person’s name wasn’t transcribe

To help improve the index, volunteer at FamilySearch’s “Get Involved” – https://www.familysearch.org/getinvolved/

The not quite perfect transcription is also the reason to keep an open mind when searching for your family names. Look for family groups.

Also, the larger counties may take longer to fully load. It was relatively easy to find family in Ogle County (rural), but the Cook County (urban) images were slow to load.

It also may take time for the records to be available at the other sites (Ancestry, FamilySearch, and MyHeritage), but the National Archives search tool works well.

Happy hunting.

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