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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Gee, I Might Have Missed The Best Genealogy Event

A 1950 Census searcn at Ancestry.com

1950-US-Census-Substitute says this :
The 1950 Census Substitute searches across more than 2,500 U.S. city directories from the mid 1940s through the 1950s. City directories were precursors to modern-day phonebooks and contain the names of each adult resident in the town along with their occupation and home and work addresses. Until the 1950 U.S. Federal Census becomes available, these records serve as a great resource for finding any adult family members who would have been alive during the 1950s.

- aweek later :
Posted by Laura Dansbury on January 19, 2010 in
Last week we posted a new 1950 U.S. census substitute. These records can serve as a great starting point for learning more about people who were born or grew up after the 1930 U.S. Census.

To protect the privacy of living individuals, U.S. censuses are not released to the general public until 72 years after the census was originally taken. Since the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will not be available until 2012 and the 1950 US Federal will not be made publicly available in 2022, city directories contain information about all the adult residents in a town, such as their name, occupation and home and work addresses.

The 1950 census Substitute searches across more than 2,500 U.S. city directories from the mid 1940s through the 1950s. City directories were precursors to modern-day phonebooks and contain the names of each adult resident in the town along with their occupation and home and work addresses. Until the 1950 U.S. Federal Census becomes available, these records serve as a great resource for finding any adult family members who would have been alive during the 1950s.




We have to spend a little time on this.
Now where did I put my list of things I need looking up for that time period.

Miss Myrtle has a little more too on this and the 1880 census.
http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2009/03/ancestrycom-post-1930-info-improved.html

Note. since the link went through my account, I removed it.

2 comments:

  1. Responding to the question you posted on my blog regarding Coffee Pot People's blog... if you look real close after the last posted comment, you will see a very pale "comment" link. I will mention you to her.

    Thanks for stopping by...

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  2. Thanks fushion Art jewelry from a great website.

    I also want to comment, that the 1950'd are there, but it is not easy using it. It takes a great deal of patience. I searched for Irma Martin Olson for Minnesota and kept gettting other sates and not Minnesota. Some days I have patients and other days, not so much. Eventually they will get the kinks out.

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