The 1950 US Federal Census – Are You Ready?

The results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 1950. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data related to US genealogy research!

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data related to US genealogy research!

Description: Participants will get up to speed on the history of the 1950 US Census, why the 1950 US Census form is radically different than previous forms, and how the data will be accessed. In addition we’ll cover what you can do NOW to prepare for the release of the 1950 US Census as well as volunteer projects related to indexing and finding aids. Finally, we’ll cover how you can always get the latest information related to the release of the 1950 US Census data!

Audience Level: Beginner.

Requirements: Projection for computer on large screen; internet connection.

Content: 4 pages.

Outline

  • Overview of the 1950 US Census
  • The 1950 US Census Form
  • The Release of 1950 US Census Data to the Public
  • How to Prepare for the 1950 US Census
  • Volunteer Projects for 1950 US Census
  • How To Stay Informed about the 1950 US Census Release
  • Resource List

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