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Genealogy Topics: The 1950 Census
Learn how to use newly-released information from the 1950 census for genealogy research.
The federal U.S. census, taken every ten years since 1790, is an important record source for genealogists. On April 1, 2022, the 72-year restriction on the 1950 census will expire and the census will be released to the public. Like the 1940 census before it, the 1950 census was not indexed, and although genealogy powerhouses like Ancestry and FamilySearch will begin indexing the census the day of its release, it is expected to take 3-6 months to complete. In the meantime, researchersView more
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