Invitation to Zoom meeting: " Here Comes the 1950 U.S. Census! What To Expect." with Joel Weintraub #usa #events

Ben Kempner

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Southern Nevada (JGSSN) invites you to a Zoom meeting at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Sunday, July 18: "Here Comes the 1950 U.S. Census! What To Expect" with Joel Weintraub.

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 Members of JGSSN can attend for free.  Non-members can either pay $5.00 on the Donate webpage.   Or you can pay $20 for a subscription to the 2021 series of outstanding speakers (see below).  More details can be found on our Meetings page.  To become a member and sign up for the 2021 series, go to the Membership page.

Session Description:

The U.S. 1950 census will become public on April 1, 2022. Joel will prepare us for its debut by covering what is a census, who uses the census, census caveats, the 1940 census, how the 1950 census was taken, training of enumerators, enumerator instruction book, census sampling, 1950 schedule, 1950 Housing Schedule, census questions, post enumeration codes, 1950 undercount, and a summary of the results. Joel will conclude with a short discussion on his and Steve Morse’s 1950 census locational tools, online right now at the website.  Those 1950 utilities took 8 years to produce with the help of under 80 volunteers, involve 230,000 or so searchable 1950 ED definitions with about 80,000 more small community names added, and street indexes for over 2,400 1950 urban areas that correlate with 1950 census district numbers. 

About Joel Weintraub:

Joel Weintraub, PhD, a New Yorker by birth, is an emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He became interested in genealogy over 20 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration in southern California. Joel has produced locational tools for the 1900 through 1950 federal censuses, and the New York State censuses for NYC (1905, 1915, 1925) for the Steve Morse "One-Step" website.  Joel has published articles on the U.S. census and the 72-year rule, the name change belief at Ellis Island, finding difficult passenger records at Ellis Island, and searching census records (and the geography) of NYC.

JGSSN 2021 Lecture Series:

 Become a member for $20 and attend any or all of the upcoming lectures.


Ben Kempner

Vice President, JGSSN