MyHeritage is excited to announce the publication of the second installment of the 1950 U.S. Census indexed records (and their corresponding images) from Vermont and American Samoa. 439,893 historical records were added in this release for a total of 1,083,939 historical records in the collection. All of the records are available to search, view, and add to your family tree on MyHeritage for free!
Just yesterday, MyHeritage published the initial installment of the 1950 U.S. Census Index from the states of Wyoming and Delaware, and last week, MyHeritage became the first commercial company to publish a full collection of the 1950 U.S. Census images. Additional releases are expected in the days and weeks ahead until the index is complete. Our U.S. Census content hub and dedicated 1950 Census page remain great places to stay updated on all MyHeritage 1950 Census releases.
The 1950 Census contains information on the 150 million Americans living in the continental United States and its territories during April and May of 1950. Within it, you’ll find information on the 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
The remainder of the 1950 U.S. Census records are currently available as images. Among the records in the image collection, you can find Bruce Springsteen appearing in a U.S. census for the first time at 7 months of age. When the census was taken, he was living with his grandparents, Frederick and Alice, on Randolph Street in Freehold, New Jersey. Bruce’s father, Douglas Springsteen, worked as a bus driver, and his mother Adele worked as a legal secretary.
The Exclusive Census Helper
To help with your census research, we released the Census Helper – a free new feature that tells you who in your family tree is likely to appear in the 1950 U.S. Census and other censuses. If you don’t yet have a family tree on MyHeritage, you can upload your tree as a GEDCOM file through the Census Helper. Once your tree is uploaded, the tool will immediately start scanning your tree and provide a list of family members who are likely to be relevant for each census. It is an extremely useful tool for systematic research of your family tree in any census.
We are happy to release the second installment of the MyHeritage 1950 U.S. Census collection. 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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