The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! We are delighted to announce that we have published an image-only collection of the 1950 U.S. Census, 72 years after the enumeration was initiated — and it is now available for you to search for FREE! The census provides fascinating details about the lives of the 150 million Americans living in the U.S. and its territories from 1940 to 1950. If you had family living in the United States during this time period you are likely to find important details about their lives.
Though this collection of the 1950 U.S. Census contains images only, in the coming days and weeks we will be indexing the census images, state by state, so that searching the 1950 U.S. Census by name will be available to all users, for free.
Exclusive MyHeritage Census Resources
To help get you started with your census research, we released the Census Helper – a new feature that tells you who in your family tree is likely to appear in the 1950 U.S. Census and other censuses. For more information, see Jump-start Your 1950 U.S. Census Research with the Census Helper.
Genealogy Treasure Hunt
We are delighted to share that as we release each state’s index starting next week, we will launch a 1950 U.S. Census genealogy treasure hunt contest, where you’ll be given specific clues about a person or facts contained within the 1950 census. The first person who is able to successfully locate the census record on MyHeritage and share it with us on social media and by email will win a MyHeritage Complete Plan. Stay tuned for more information soon!
How well do you know the 1950s? Here are some interesting facts about the 1950s that you may find surprising!
We hope the 1950 U.S. Census image collection offers you new avenues for exploring your relatives living in the U.S. after the conclusion of World War II. Searching the collection on MyHeritage is free. We have also made it free to view and save these records to your family tree.
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