The 1950 U.S. Census for group leaders and society participation

As part of the effort to review names on the 1950 census, FamilySearch will provide the opportunity for societies to create groups for their members to participate in this process.

How can my society (or organization or community) get involved in the 1950 U.S. Census project?

Those interested in creating a group for participation in the review of the 1950 census should go to www.familysearch.org/en/info/1950project to sign up. Group leaders will receive additional communication from FamilySearch with the steps to getting started as the launch date for the 1950 census approaches.

Why would my society want to be involved in the 1950 US Census project?

There are a number of reasons why a society or organization would want to be involved in the review of the 1950 U.S. Census project. The more people who get involved in the review of the 1950 census, the faster the work will proceed. This results in records becoming more readily available online for people who desire to find their ancestors in the 1950 census.

Having your society or organization involved in this project also gives your society an opportunity to come together around a project after 2 years of being separated by COVID. We are all looking for opportunities to connect, and it’s been shown that connecting around a cause helps people develop stronger bonds together and with the organization they are helping. Although the actual work is a solo activity, as we come together in person or over zoom to work on this together, as we set goals to accomplish and ask each other for help reading the handwriting, we will all benefit from the connection.

Overview of the 1950 U.S. Census Release on FamilySearch

New volunteer activities available for the 1950 U.S. Census

Indexing and the 1950 U.S. Census

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