Wednesday 9 November 2022

Free access to 1950 USA Census available on MyHeritage

MyHeritage is opening up free access to its collection of records from the 1950 federal census of the USA.  The offer marks the company's largest release for this collection, covering 30 million records from the states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

The addition of these records means there are now more than 150 million records in the collection, and the searchable index includes all the continental United States at the time. (Alaska and Hawaii are included, but they did not become states until nine years after the census). 

Details for enumerated individuals include names, ages, residence addresses, relationships, households, gender, birthplace, maritage status and other facts.

A few million records remain unavailable to search. These, MyHeritage says, are records that couldn’t be scanned and indexed accurately through more automated means and require some additional manual handling. They will be added to the database over the next few months.

Click the image to start searching or to set up a free account.