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National Archives Publishes 1950 Census Records

By Victoria Macchi | National Archives News

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2022 — The records of the 1950 Census are now accessible through the National Archives and Records Administration for the first time in 72 years.

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Anyone, anywhere can now freely access online these records from the 17th decennial census of the United States.

“I am grateful to the staff of the National Archives for their dedication in preserving and providing access to this important set of records,” said Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero. “Because of their years of efforts, you can now research the 1950 Census.”

Read Ferriero’s full statement alongside words from Robert Santos, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, in the National Archives news release.