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Apr 4, 2022

Hey! I Found Myself (in the U.S. 1950 Census Records)

After researching my family tree for about the past 40 years, I had a great day this weekend. I finally found myself (in the 1950 U.S. Census) records on MyHeritage.

When the census records became available on Friday, April 1, 2022, the first thing I did was look for myself. Lo and behold, there I was in the Penobscot County, Maine records (Enumeration District 10-68). I was listed as a 4-year-old, living with my parents, older brother, and older sister.

Unlike most other census records I have read in years past, the handwriting was exceptionally clear and easy to read, and all the accompanying information seems to be correct as well. Amazing!

I even recognized most of the neighbors listed on the same page. After all, I grew up with most of them.

It was a great feeling seeing myself listed in the census!