MyHeritage is proud to share the third installment of the 1950 U.S. Census indexed records (and their corresponding images) from Alaska, New Hampshire, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Last week, MyHeritage published the initial installments of the 1950 U.S. Census Index from Wyoming, Delaware, Vermont, and American Samoa. Today, an additional 763,697 records were added for a total of 1,847,635 historical records in the collection. All of the records are available to search, view, and add to your family tree on MyHeritage for free!
On April 1st, MyHeritage became the first commercial company to publish a full collection of the 1950 U.S. Census images. Additional releases are expected in the weeks ahead until the index is complete. Stay updated on all MyHeritage 1950 Census releases by checking our U.S. Census content hub and dedicated 1950 Census page.
Taken in April of 1950, the census encompasses the then 48 states in the continental U.S. and its territories: then Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, the Panama Canal Zone, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Alaska and Hawaii were later added as states in 1959. 150 million Americans were enumerated in the 1950 U.S. Census, an increase of 14.5% over the 1940 U.S. Census. The MyHeritage 1950 United States Census Index collection contains names, ages, locations, households, relations, genders, races, education, places of birth, and other details of those who were enumerated.
A gem from the 1950 Census
Among the records in the MyHeritage 1950 census image collection, you can find America’s beloved singer, songwriter, and performer Dolly Parton appearing in a U.S. census for the first time. Dolly’s father Lee and his wife Avilee, 29 and 26 years old respectively, then had 6 children. They lived in Tenessee’s Sevier County. Dolly (then written Dollie) was 4 years old at the census count and is the 4th child in the family. Her older siblings are her 9-year-old sister Willa D., 8-year-old brother David, and 6-year-old brother Denver. Her younger siblings are 2-year-old Bobby L. and newborn sister Stella M. Dolly’s father’s occupation is listed as farmer and her mother’s occupation is homemaker.
We are delighted to release the latest installment of the MyHeritage 1950 U.S. Census collection covering Alaska, New Hampshire, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This index and its associated images will serve as a significant resource for family historians, genealogists, social scientists, and other researchers for decades to come.
Searching the 1950 U.S. Census on MyHeritage and viewing records is free.
If you have a family tree on MyHeritage, our Record Matching technology will notify you automatically if records from the collection match your relatives. You’ll then be able to review the record and decide if you’d like to add the new information to your tree. Record Matches to the 1950 Census collection are free.
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