Mar 28, 2022

The New 1950 Census Records on MyHeritage

Although the 1950 U.S. census records are not yet available to the public on the National Archives website,  MyHeritage believes the company is fully prepared.

Searching the 1950 U.S. Census records and other historical records on MyHeritage offers invaluable additional benefits:

Advanced search capabilities: Using MyHeritage’s search engine, you can search for your ancestors according to any criteria and not just name, home address, or enumeration district. You can also search according to multiple search criteria at once, allowing you to zero in on what you’re looking for faster. MyHeritage’s sophisticated search algorithms can even identify nicknames and name variations from other languages.

Free access to fully indexed records: MyHeritage will be investing a great deal of funds and efforts in fully indexing the 1950 census records as soon as the images are released. Once this project is complete, we will be offering FREE access to the indexed 1950 census records.

Easily flip between records within the family: MyHeritage allows you to easily flip between census records of individuals in the same family group. Family members are listed on the record page, and you can click their names to go to their records.

Explore related records: When you are viewing records on MyHeritage, you’ll see additional historical records that mention the person you are researching. Our database includes more than 16 billion records and is constantly growing.

Receive automatic Record Matches: When you build a family tree on MyHeritage, you won’t even need to search actively. MyHeritage finds historical records that mention the people in your family tree and delivers them straight to your inbox.

Extract new information straight to your family tree: Extracting information from historical records and placing it on your online family tree is as simple as a few clicks on MyHeritage.

How-to video: MyHeritage already has already released a short video explaining how to research U.S. census records on MyHeritage. The video may be found at

The MyHeritage 1950 census pages are available at:

Please keep in mind that the 1950 data is not yet available on those pages (data from earlier census records is available there today, however).The 1950 records will start to appear on and after next Friday,  April 1st. However, the 1950 records will not be “fully populated” until several weeks later.