The 1950 United States federal census will be released to the public in April of 2022. As a little thought exercise, I made a list of my direct ancestors who were alive in 1950 and where they should probably be enumerated:
- My father–in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois.
- My mother (Connie/Constance Ufkes)–in Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois–8 years old.
- My grandfather Cecil Neill– in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois–aged 46 years old.
- My grandmother Ida (Trautvetter) Neill–in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois–aged 39 years old.
- My grandfather John H. Ufkes–in Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois–aged 33 years old.
- My grandmother Dorothy (Habben) Ufkes–in Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois–aged 25 years old.
- My great-grandmother Fannie (Rampley) Neill–in St. Albans Township, Hancock County (probably)–aged 67 years old.
- My great-grandparents, Fred and Tena (Janssen) Ufkes, in Bear Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois, aged 56 and 55.
- My great-grandparents, Mimka and Tjode (Goldenstein) Habben, in Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois, aged 68 and 67.
It’s awhile before I arrive on the scene and will appear in a federal census record.
Where should your people be enumerated in 1950?
3 thoughts on “The 1950 US Census”
I saw ME in the 1940 census, but hope I get to see me again when the 1950 census is released! I recall the census taker, a neighbor, coming to my home in 1950.
Kim E Dolce says:
My parents showed up in the 1940 census as 5 yr olds
1950 should show all 4 grandparents
my mother still at home (they married in ’55)
my father still at home
2 paternal grandmothers
1 maternal grandmother.
All of the great grandfathers died fairly young.
Everyone will be listed in Burlington County, NJ, which is where I grew up and where most of my family lived for generations.
I was in the 1940 census & landed on a line for the “extra questions” at the bottom of the page. Since I was about a year old, I wonder how they knew my language was English, maybe because I understood some of it.