Sunday, February 27, 2022

All About the 1950 U.S. Census from the National Archives and Records Administration

Genealogists have been waiting for the release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census and, after 72 years, the wait will end on 1 April 2022 when the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) opens the records to the public. 

The Genealogy Guys Podcast, episode #402 (, includes a detailed discussion of what's coming and when. Of particular importance is that an every-name index has been created using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it will be available on Day One.

Here are two important NARA resource links to help you learn more:
In addition, NARA will be presenting free webinars on the subject beginning on 2 March 2022. See the schedule at

Listen to the Genealogy Guys Podcasts for ongoing coverage of what's happening with the 1950 Census at NARA and at the commercial online genealogical sites.

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