Why all the hoopla about the 1950 census? I do not want a badge I want to be able to help index the census - where is it?
Hi, thanks for your question.
Have a look at this blog post which hopefully answers your questions. There is a link part way down to enable you to sign up to notifications about this project.
I've already done that
Verifying and correcting should be available on FamilySearch in a few days. The download goes from the Archives to Ancestry and then to FamilySearch. It takes a little time.
We should have been told this all along.
I apologize we didn't make that more clear. I found the information squirreled away in the Frequently Asked Questions page:
When we review what we have learned this time around, I will bring up that point.
---Robert Raymond, FamilySearch
Thanks. There has been so much build up for it - a lot of us were ready to start indexing. It was a big letdown not to be able to do that.
Hello! Yes, I can see what you mean. Even though participation will look different this year, there are 3 exciting ways to participate which make this year's census project pretty groundbreaking. We would love your help with each of these 3 activites!
1 - Name Review: This activity presents you with a single name at a time to review. If the name matches what is on the image, click Match. If it doesn't, click Edit and fix the spelling to match the name on the image. If you're not sure, click Unsure. This activity is available in the Get Involved section of FamilySearch.org or in the new Get Involved mobile app (available for Apple iOS or Android).
2 - Family Review: Family Review is the main activity for reviewing the census. You will be shown a head of household and be instructed to mark who is in the household.
With a focus on that household, you will then compare each field on the image to the index to verify that the image and index match. If the computer got the index wrong, you will correct the index.
3 - Header Review: In this activity, you will review the information at the top of the census page and compare it to the index below, again fixing what doesn’t match.
there are lines where the words "no one home" are printed. I think these lines should be blank. Is there a list of rules for indexing or not?
You are correct! We're working on getting some rules/help into the name review. When you see things like this go to the transcription error flag (at the bottom right of the window) and choose the error list that makes the most sense for what you are seeing.