Re: Release of 1950 US Census Will Increase Access to Records #announcements #records #usa

Joel Weintraub

Hi Group,

The 1950 U.S. Census will be released on April 1st, 2022 at the National Archives.  They will have their own dedicated website devoted to it, that will include the population schedule images, ED (Enumeration District) maps, ED definition scans and probably a search engine, ***and*** a preliminary name index.  The images themselves can be downloaded by anyone with a massive hard drive!  Ancestry and FamilySearch have reached an agreement for doing a "1950 community project" where Ancestry is using OCR and Artificial Intelligence (as the Archives did, but a different software) to proof the computer produced name index.  They will **not** as of this moment release their index on day one of the rollout, but will let their volunteers proof and edit it first, then roll out,probably state by state, over perhaps 4 or 5 months their index.  In addition, as many of you know, Steve Morse, myself, and my 70 or so vounteers have been working since 2012 producing locational tools to help researchers find their EDs.  I have a number of YouTube videos on the 1950 census that explains and points the viewers to the current online information about this census.  You can get to my YouTube channel at :

Enjoy,  Joel
Joel Weintraub
Dana Point, CA

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