In this week’s update of the 1950 U.S. Census indexed records (and their corresponding images), MyHeritage has added records from Hawaii and the Indian Reservation Schedules. An additional 702,984 records were added for a total of 4,215,157 historical records in the collection. All of the records are available to search, view, and add to your family tree on MyHeritage for free!
Hawaii was annexed as a territory to the U.S. in 1898. In 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, then a strategic U.S. military base in Hawaii. Many consider this the defining moment that led to the U.S. involvement in World War II. On August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state to be added to the U.S.
Indian Reservation Schedules
The Indian Reservation Schedules were an appendix to the 1950 U.S. Census that were asked to Native Americans who were living on Native American reservations.
* Reservation name
* Enumeration District (ED) number
* Dwelling unit
* Type of house construction
* Type of floor construction
The questions included:
* Is he [she] known by any other name?
* To what tribe does he [she] belong?
* To what clan does he [she] belong?
* Degree of Indian blood (check one): full, 1/2, 1/4, or less than 1/4 degree
* Does he [she] read, write or speak English? (yes/no)
* Does he [she] read, write or speak any other language? (yes/no)
* In 1949, did he [she] attend or participate in any native Indian ceremonies?
We are delighted to release the latest installment of the MyHeritage 1950 U.S. Census collection covering Hawaii and the Indian Reservation Schedules. 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.
Enjoy the 1950 U.S. Census Index!
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