The hottest topic in genealogy right now: the 1950 U.S. census
The hottest new census tool: MyHeritage's Census Helper™
Combine the two and we're going to have fun in the new census, released on April 1, 2022.
The Census Helper™ scans your family tree (upload your GEDCOM if you don't yet have a tree at MyHeritage) and compiles a list of your relatives who are very likely to be found in the 1950 U.S. census. This enables you to focus your research: armed with the list it creates, you’ll know exactly which family members to search for in the newly released census records. You can export this list to use it anywhere.
I personally found it very easy to use and amazingly accurate.
Under the Research menu, I clicked on Census Helper. Waiting for me was a list of 1,133 individuals who are likely to be found in this census. It also showed that there are another 518 lower-confidence results that I could look at if I wanted to.
In the upper right is a Download button where I can then open the list in a spreadsheet, like Excel, and manipulate the data any way I want.
Now I'm armed with a very useful report for my use in researching the new 1950 census.
Use it for any census year!
It gets even better. Click on the "1950 U.S. Census" heading and it pops up a list for every U.S. federal census. Fantastic!
Reading MyHeritage's blog article about this, the Census Helper™ will soon support nationwide censuses in other countries found on MyHeritage, such as Canada, England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Denmark, Norway and more.
How to access
This tool is available immediately for all MyHeritage users. If you are not using MyHeritage yet, now’s a perfect time to sign up and upload your GEDCOM from Legacy and benefit from this useful tool, which will save you time and give direction to your research.
Get started at www.myheritage.com/census-helper
Learn more about census records
Our webinar library has 26 unique classes about using census records in our genealogical research including our upcoming class by Lisa Louise Cooke, "Everything You Need to Know About the 1950 Census" and our recent class by DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington, "CensusGenie: Down to the Wire 1950 Census Prep".