Are we going to be indexing the 1950 Census, and if so, when? Thanks!
The link below gives wonderful information about the 1950 Census.
1950 US Census—When Will it Be Released? • FamilySearch
These sentences from the article may especially interest you:
"The date 1 April 2022 can’t come fast enough! Why? Because that is the date of the release of the 1950 United States census."
"The time it will take to index the census depends on how many wonderful volunteers dedicate their time to the effort!"
"If you're interested in learning more about the 1950 United States census or want updates, make sure to sign up for 1950 census updates and notifications!"
We hope this helps. Best Wishes!
For those who are curious (I was), here is the 1950 Census Form:
Especially when indexing censuses, have you ever wished that you could keep seeing the header of the census image when you pan up to access the records on the bottom part of the census form? I have.
I have devised a way to do this using "A Ruler for Windows" - a very flexible ruler/reading guide available for Windows PCs that I have mentioned before. I have created an "always-on-top" ruler with a skin that shows a vertically-abbreviated version of the census header/titles you can dynamically resize horizontally to match the image. I've typed in red a hint of what the column header is.
I have tested the concept on the blank 1950 census form above. Below is an image (with blank lines) of how it might look when you pan to where the header row is not visible anymore. The "ruler for windows" takes over.
I didn't quite pan to where the header is not visible to show the fit to the original header. Also, I only used the portion of the form that contained what we were most likely to be asked to index (i.e., to column 19} - we could always go further if the Project specifications require more. In addition, you could use the bottom of this "header" as a reading guide while indexing a given row - moving the image up behind the ruler as you proceed down the imaged form.