Friday, April 1, 2022 Has Partial 1950 U.S. Census Enumeration Sheets Online

 I checked the 1950 United States Federal Census page (, and see that they have 19 states or territories on their list at this time.  However, the listings for each state and county are not complete.  

Here is the top of the 1950 Census collection page:

I clicked the dropdown menu for State to see the states available at this time.  When I clicked on California, then I could select a County in California, and then could see the Enumeration Districts they currently have online:

I looked for my ED (72-293) but it is not yet on the list.  I wanted to see what an enumeration page looked like, so I clicked on ED 72-115 (the first one on the list), navigated past the summary page, and saw:

There are left and right navigation tools to go back one page or forward one page.  

I am amazed to see that (and probably MyHeritage also) have this many enumeration pages online already.  It is a tremendous undertaking (151 million names, 6 million pages), and to have this much in less than 24 hours is fantastic.

As most researchers know, the accurate indexing of the names, relationships, ages, race, sex, birthplaces, occupations, etc. will be performed in the coming weeks or perhaps months.  

This search process requires a researcher to find their target persons by knowing where they lived from family papers, someone's memory, a city directory, or telephone book.  If you know the address, you can usually find the right ED by using the Ancestry Census District Finder, and then go to this record collection to find the record image.  Until we have a reliable index, the researcher will have to browse page-by-page.  

In my opinion, this record collection will be much easier to use than the National Archives 1950 Census website.  

I will definitely keep checking for my EDs and if I find something helpful to me and yo my readers, I will let you know.


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