Though we won’t be able to access the 1950 Census population schedules until April 2022, it’s never too early to start preparing.
A good (and fun) first step is to look at the census Enumeration District Maps. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has recently released 8000 of these maps to its online catalog.
You can read more about this in Snapshot USA: 1950 Census Enumeration District Maps.
This link takes you to the main catalog entry. You then need to select “Search within this series.” On this page you can now search on a county of interest. Do know that in this case, my search also brought up the 1940 Enumeration District Maps. This is helpful because it might assist you to correlate where you found a family in 1940 with where you will find it in 1950, assuming it has not moved.
You can learn more about the 1950 census here.
What particular person or family are you hoping to find enumerated in 1950?
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