1950 US CENSUS

Unlock the Power of the 1950 US Census

Create excitement for temple and family history work in your ward or stake while helping others make powerful family discoveries.
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1950 US Census: What do you want to learn about your famliy?

How does it work?

The 1950 US Census project makes these records searchable for free on FamilySearch. Each new state can only be released after the index has been reviewed.

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Ideas for Starting a 1950 Census Project in Your Ward or Stake

Watch the Webinar
This webinar shares simple ways to use the 1950 census to boost interest in temple and family history work.

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Create a group
Review the census as a ward or stake group. The group dynamic can boost motivation and involvement.

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Plan an event
A 1950s themed event can be a fun way to bring members together to review the census.

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Plan a 1950 Census event
Get more information
Find details about the census project, including top priorities and answers to common questions.

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How will this bless people's lives?

The recent release of the 1950 US Census is a unique, once-in-a-decade opportunity to increase interest in family history. It will benefit countless people on both sides of the veil by:
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Growing the Family Tree
The census helps members of the Church build the Family Tree and find their ancestors who are waiting for ordinances.
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Engaging the Rising Generation
The new Get Involved mobile app makes it easy for everyone to review names in the 1950 census.
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Generating Excitement
The 1950 census provides a new, simple way to re-engage ward and stake members in temple and family history work.
Find more ideas for how to encourage others to participate.