1950 Census Indexing—Why We Help Out

The release of the 1950 census is exciting for many and will provide an entry point for many families newer to the United States. It also matters to those families who have been in what is now New York for longer.

Computer indexing is tremendously helpful—but not perfect as you can see in this example, a human review of the index is needed. The computer indexed the name as “Blackmalo” when it is actually “Blacksnake.”

The name review of New York is approximately 60% complete. To help, use FamilySearch’s Get Involved app or log onto the FamilySearch webpage.