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1950 US Census: The Next Big Thing in Family History

Thousands of Volunteers Are Needed to Make Historic

1950 US Census Searchable Online

[SALT LAKE CITY, UT]FamilySearch International today announced its participation in the 1950 US Census Community Project. FamilySearch is inviting online volunteers to assist in making the 1950 US Census easier for everyone to search and discover their family connections. This unique crowdsourcing project, easily the largest of its kind to date, will make the 150 million records of the individuals found on the census’s tens of thousands of online digital images searchable for free. Those interested in volunteering by donating their time and talents should visit FamilySearch.org/1950census to learn more.

WHY THE 1950 US CENSUS?

The US Census collections are some of the most popular online databases used by millions of people for family history research. Most people in the US today can remember an ancestor who can be found in the 1950 US. Census.

On April 1, 2022, the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States will make digital images of the 1950 US Census available to the world. Protected by law for 72 years, this long-awaited census will be the most comprehensive record set available of those who were living in that historic era in the United States. The 1950 US Census Community Project is a national collaborative effort that uses the Internet, artificial intelligence, and a massive volunteer workforce to make these census records searchable online.

The outcome of this amazing initiative benefits everyone. Not only will every page of the 1950 US census be digitally preserved forever, but the general public will have convenient access to volumes of rich historical information that could provide the missing links to their own family histories.


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