1950 Census

The 1950 U.S. Census is loaded with information to help you formulate questions now that the 1950 census might help answer once it is released on April 1, 2022.

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  • Infant cards were created for those born in January, February, and March 1950. The enumerators asked additional information, such as actual place of birth, name of hospital, type of attendant, and maiden name of mother;
  • If age 14 or more, work-related questions were asked dependent upon what was included or excluded as “work” (fascinating).

General 1950 Census  information about field enumeration procedures; how the data was used, the “usual” place of residence, and the 72-year restriction on access)