Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Are You Ready for the 1950 Census?

Randy Seaver’s challenge for this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is quite timely:

1) The 1950 United States Census will be available to search on 1 April 2022 – less than three weeks away. How have you prepared yourself to search it? Have you found 1950 addresses of your family members and persons of interest? Have you identified the State, County, Town and Enumeration District? Have you made a table of your findings so you can systematically find everyone on your list? What will you do with the information you gather?

I have to admit that, while I was over-the-top excited for the releases of the 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses, I have barely thought about the 1950 census.

The main reason for my lack of interest is that my family was very small. All but one of my great grandparents were gone by 1950 and the one surviving great grandmother lived in Czechoslovakia.

My parents were married and living with my paternal grandmother at 49 Summer Street, Passaic, Passaic, New Jersey. I wasn’t yet born, nor was my sibling.

My father was an only child, so there are no aunts or uncles to find on his side of the family.

My maternal grandparents were living at 17 Paul Revere Road, Needham Heights, Massachusetts with my two aunts, who weren’t married.

That’s covers all of my relatives.

I might take a peek at the census on 1 April, if the website hasn’t crashed, but I won’t seriously look into finding anyone for a while.

I wish I had more enthusiasm this time around, and eventually, I might be looking at distant collateral lines, but for now, the task will be simple.



One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Are You Ready for the 1950 Census?”

  1. Well, you can afford to wait for the index to locate those collaterals. Then you won’t be in the frenzy.

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