Thursday, March 31, 2022

I Found My Family in the 1950 U.S. Census by 9:02 p.m.

 Right after the stroke of 9:01 p.m. PDT tonight, I got into the 1950 U.S. Census site ( and searched in California > San Diego, San Diego, ED 72-293 and input Seaver as a search name and found (one minute later):

And there I am on the last line of this page.  My brother Stanley is on the next page.  My father (line 28) (and my mother and I) were indexed as "Seaner" but my brother as "Seaver."  Who knew? <g>  

My grandparents and great-grandmother are just above my Seaver family on lines 25-27.  They spelled their last name wrong - Caringer instead of Carringer.

To top it off I am a on a Sample line #30, so I have extra information (not much, I'm only 6 years old!):

The information for me is:

*  Address:  2119 30th
*  Name:  Seaner, Randill J.
*  Relationship to head:  Son
*  Race: W[hite]
*  Sex:  M[ale]
*  Age on last birthday:  6
*  Marriage status:  Nev[er]
*  State born in:  California

Sample Info:

*  Living in same house a year ago?:  Yes
*  Country parents born in:  Father:  U.S. Mother U.S.
*  Highest Grade of school attended:  S1
*  Did he finish this grade?:  Yes  No
*  Attended school since February 1?:  Yes

And that's how I was enumerated!!

I will expand on the whole family in a later post.  I see a major rabbit hole here...oh boy!


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1 comment:

Diane Gould Hall said...

Rabbit hole indeed. What fun this will be. Took me about 8 min to find myself and the same to find Ron. Sadly, where my paternal grandparents were living it says “not home.” They both worked, so there you have it.