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NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day.  This is the 21st in a series of blog posts on the 1950 census.   Census questionnaires have changed over time.  From 1850 to 1950, six basic questions asked in each census remained the… (Show more)
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Click to view contentCollege and university students often have two “homes” - the parental home and the on-campus dormitory or off-campus apartment or other housing.  Where should they be enumerated?  This question reaches to the heart of the basic enumeration standard first established by Congress in the 1790 census act that each person was to be enumerated at their… (Show more)
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Click to view contentNARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day.  This is the 20th in a series of blog posts on the 1950 census.   Would you have applied to be a census enumerator in 1950 after reading the brochure, "A Message to Job Applicants"? … (Show more)
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Will the 1950 Census of Housing also be released in April of 2022?
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In the microfilm of the 1940 census (accessed on Ancestry.com) for East Franklin, Armstrong County, PA, my ancestors--who I know lived in the Pine Hill neighborhood--are missing (along with other relatives that I know were their neighbors). The Pine Hill neighborhood only runs from pp 9A-10A. Based on the numbers of entries for others areas of the… (Show more)
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I have a Civil War pension index card (RG15 and microfilm pub. T288) which has an XC number at the bottom.  I understand that it means that the pension file is held in St. Louis. The veteran applied for a pension on 3 Jan 1879 and it was approved (Cert # 1019060).  He died on 5 Jan 1933. His widow then applied for a pension on 1 Feb 1933 and my… (Show more)
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Click to view contentThis is our seventh detailed look at the Form P1, Population and Housing Schedule, that was used in most of the United States.  This post will focus on questions 29 to 33 that were asked of persons on “sample” lines who were 14 years of age and over.   Employment Questions   Item 29.  If “Yes” in item 17:  How many weeks has he been looking for… (Show more)
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NARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day.  This is the 19th in a series of blog posts on the 1950 census.   This is our eighth detailed look at the Form P1, Population and Housing Schedule, that was used in most of the United… (Show more)
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My goal is to find a document that indicates a link of my ancestors to a band of American Indians in Southern California.
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Census records often provide valuable hints to an individual’s immigration and naturalization dates or status. This blog post will outline those clues.   Country of Birth   Each person’s state or country of birth is reported in the 1850 through 1950 censuses.  A foreign birthplace obviously indicates the person immigrated to the United States… (Show more)
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Click to view contentNARA expects to digitally release the 1950 population census schedules for researcher use on April 1, 2022, which is 72 years after the official 1950 census day.  This is the 17th in a series of blog posts on the 1950 census.   This is our sixth detailed look at the Form P1, Population and Housing Schedule, that was used in most of the United… (Show more)
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