NARA's 1950 Census website development team has just made another wonderful improvement to the name search feature. It's now easy to go to the next page (or the previous page) after doing a name search. What does this mean? Let's look at an example.
I've search for "Tuttle" in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and I'm excited to find the Harold F. Tuttle family in ED 4-81. The family begins at the bottom of one page, as shown below:
|Search result finds Harold F. Tuttle family at the bottom of Sheet 4, ED 4-81, Ashtabula County, Ohio|
However, there are more family members than just Harold, Grace, and Clarence, so I want to see the next page. It's now easy to get there! The forward and backward arrows at the bottom of the page now work (they had not before), so I can easily click on the forward arrow to get to the "next item" (next page).
|Previous item (page) and Next item (page) buttons now allow you to move forward and backwards!|
I clicked on the arrow - and now I can easily see the rest of the family, as shown below:
|Clicking on the forward arrow to the "Next Item" finds the rest of the Harold F. Tuttle family at the top of Sheet 5, ED 4-81, Ashtabula County, Ohio|
Author's Note: Before June 13, 2022, the forwards/backwards arrows worked in navigation through an Enumeration District, but did not work with specific name searches. As a result, before June 13, 2022, it had been necessary to do a work-around to get to the next (or previous page) when doing a name search. This blog post replaces "1950 Census: How do I go to the Next Page?" (#58), posted April 4, 2022, which is no longer relevant.