Find Family in the 1950 Census

In less than two months the #1950Census is scheduled to be released on April 1, 2022. Records will be searchable and browsable at Ancestry and FamilySearch. The initial name index will be built by artificial intelligence and will need everyone’s help to check and update index entries. Let’s volunteer and help with updates, https://www.familysearch.org/en/info/us-census/1950-census/.

National Archives Resource Page
The National Archives has launched a 1950 Census webpage on Archives.gov. “This page will help users stay up to date and informed on the latest updates. Some of its features are questions asked on the census, enumerator training videos, finding aids, and published statistical data.”

Learn more about what the National Archives is doing to expand access and involve users during this once-a-decade records release at https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1950.

Prepare Your Own Research
Create a list of ancestors/relatives who would have been living in the United States and should appear on the 1950 Census. Include their age in 1950 and residences closest to 1950.

You can use the maps available through the National Archives to identify the enumeration district at https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1950/finding-aids.

Steve Morse offers a great tutorial and tool to help with your research.
See, Stephen P. Morse and Joel D. Weintraub, “Getting Ready for the 1950 Census: Searching With and Without a Name Index,” SteveMorse.org (https://stevemorse.org/census/1950census.htm : accessed 5 February 2022); and, “Unified 1950 Census ED Finder,” (https://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html : accessed 5 February 2022)

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