The 1950 U.S. census is finally here! The images are available for FREE on MyHeritage now and in the coming days and weeks, MyHeritage will be indexes the images, state by state, so you can start searching the 1950 U.S. census by name. As the records are indexed, you will gradually start receiving Record Matches to the census on your Geni profiles. Until then, you may want to check out MyHeritage’s newly released Census Helper. This free tool will scan your MyHeritage family tree and compile a list of your relatives who are very likely to be found in the 1950 U.S. census.
You can use the the MyHeritage Census Helper to focus your research so you know exactly which family members to find in the 1950 census records. In the list of relatives, the Census Helper provides a convenient button to research the person in the census in just one click.
How to Access
If you also have your family tree on MyHeritage, you can log into your MyHeritage account and access the Census Helper under the “Research” tab in the navigation bar. If you do not have your family tree on MyHeritage and would like to take advantage of this powerful new tool, you can upload a GEDCOM of your tree for free through the Census Helper landing page. Once your tree is uploaded, you will be taken to the Census Helper page, where the tool will immediately start scanning your tree.
Once the scan is complete, you will receive a list of results that includes the following fields for each individual: their profile photo form the family tree, name, relationship to you, birthdate, death date, age at time of census (exact or estimated), and details that the Census Helper found that support their changes of being found in the census. You can also easily export your list for use outside of MyHeritage.
Before you dive into the 1950 U.S. census collection, take a moment to use the Census Helper to better focus your search and save you valuable time researching your family. Note the Census Helper can be used for more than just the 1950 census. From the dropdown at the top, you can focus the Census Helper to find individuals in other U.S. census collections too!
Read the MyHeritage blog. to learn more about the the MyHeritage Census Helper.
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