Is it possible to request a specific area of the country to review the initial indexed records?
I'm old enough to show up in the 1950 census as a five year old and thought it would be great to be able to either index or review records from my home county in Georgia.
The 1950 Census will be indexed by AI. If this is like "Get Involved", you will be able to search by state and last name only.
Ancestry will create an initial automated index using machine learning algorithms and AI handwriting recognition technology.
In past years, thousands of indexing volunteers spent months or even years making census collections searchable. This year, Ancestry's sophisticated artificial intelligence and handwriting recognition technology will save time by creating an initial index from digital census images. While this index won’t be perfect, it will expedite the review and publication process to let you search for your family’s names in the 1950 census sooner after its release.
Volunteers will help review the computer-created index for accuracy.
Instead of creating an index from scratch, volunteers helping with the 1950 census indexing will be invited to review the automated index to ensure that every name is included and indexed correctly. A human review will refine the index and help ensure that everyone included in the census can be found.0
Amazing! Thanks. I will be looking forward to it. And I bet I'm not alone.
You're definitely not alone. My mom was 2 in 1950, her sister was 4 and the first baby brother was born in March of that year. My dad's siblings started showing up in the 1940 Census, but my dad won't show up until 1960 (born in '51).0