How can I go to a particular page in the 1950 census?
For instance, I want to find: Ohio .. Allen .. Lima .. ED 2-32 .. sheet 9. How do I get to it? It is easy in any earlier census.
Well, first, if you're like me, you take a metaphorical Valium, gird your loins, meditate, or whatever it takes to keep you from damaging your hapless device.
Then, you go to Search - Records, type "1950 Census" into the Collection Title box, and click on the census to go to its landing page (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/4464515). Once there, you click the "Browse ..." button, which opens the dreaded (by me, anyway) Images section's 1950 census page, with everything helpfully hidden under "more" or "show all"-type links. (Heaven forfend that a webpage should have actual ::gasp:: content showing!)
In the right-hand panel, you'll see the first 5 states, alphabetically; click the "show" link underneath California, then scroll down to find Ohio. Again, it'll show you 5; luckily, you want one of them (not one of the 83 others that aren't showing), so you click on it.
Now it'll show you a bunch (it's defaulting to 50) of results in the left-hand part, but if there's a rhyme or reason to the ordering, I haven't figured it out. Luckily, you have the exact ED number, so scroll down to the bottom, set the number of results as high as it'll go (100), then use your browser's/OS's "find on page" function (ctrl-F in Firefox on Windows) to go to "2-32".
Click the Image Group Number to go to the first image in that ED, take a guess that sheet 9 will be on image 10, and click on that image. (If you guess wrong, you'll need to zoom in, figure that out, page ahead, zoom in all over again, lather, rinse, repeat.)
Or, if you prefer to page through without killing your machine in your frustration over the zooming thing: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHN-PQHW-7923-X?i=9&cc=4464515
(Unfortunately, you have to start with the Images viewer, because it's not waypointed in the Catalog's viewer.)0
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
Start from the Collection Landing Page https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/4464515 and then "Browse All" where you can select, state, county, town, and then ED. The ED you want is https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHK-9QHW-79KF-N?view=explore&groupId=TH-7734-115385-43892-280