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Genealogy Series: 1950 Census—Mapping the 1950 Census: Census Enumeration District Maps

National Archives Museum

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

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A census enumeration district was an area that could be covered by a single enumerator, or census taker, in one census period. Enumeration districts varied in size from several city blocks in densely populated urban areas to an entire county in sparsely populated rural areas. In this presentation, Brandi Oswald, a supervisory archivist in the Cartographic Branch of the National Archives, will focus on locating and using census enumeration district maps, with an emphasis on maps from the 1950 census. Learn more about the 1950 Census, which will be released to the public on April 1, with our Genealogy Series.


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