It’s No Joke, There’s Just One Year to the Opening of the 1950 Census

No April fool’s joke here. It really is just one year – 365 days – to the digital opening of the 1950 U.S. federal population census on April 1, 2022, 72 years after the official 1950 census day.

Keep up with 1950 census news and information. Here are some recent blog posts you may have missed:

Preparing for the 1950 Census by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero.

Counting Down Until the Release of the 1950 Census! by NARA Digitization Director Denise Henderson

Countdown to the 1950 Census from NARA Catalog staff

1950 Census: The Official Census Day – April 1, 1950

1950 Census: T-Nights, April 11 and 13, 1950

1950 Census: Field Enumeration Procedures

1950 Census: The Beautiful Portfolio Control Label

1950 Census: The Answer Is … a Lot of Numbers and Publications

Register at the History Hub and follow the “Census Records” community. We’re aiming to publish one 1950 census blog post a week to opening day.

Counting Down to the Opening of the 1950 Census!

The “countdown clock” to the right shows you how many days remain until the digital opening of the 1950 census on 1 April 2022. It will be here faster than you think! Time to get ready!

Therefore, I’ve started writing about the 1950 census on the History Hub website with the first installment today: “1950 Census: How the Census Forms and Procedures Were Developed.”

Census Fun Fact #3 – Do You Own a Radio Set?

Census Fun Fact #3 – Do You Own a Radio Set? is the third installment of my “Census Fun Facts” series on the “History Hub” website. As the “internet” and “social media” of its time, statistics on the rise and extent of radio ownership were important to leaders in government, business, education, and other fields. The 1930 census was the first census to feature a question about technology in the home.

Census Fun Fact #2 – Fictional Names: Just Call Me Another Time

Census Fun Fact #2 – Fictional Names: Just Call Me Another Time is the second installment of my “Census Fun Facts” series on the “History Hub” website. It features some folks with interesting names who are “hiding in plain sight” in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the 1910 census.