MyHeritage Publishes the 1950 U.S. Census — Search for FREE!

MyHeritage Publishes the 1950 U.S. Census — Search for FREE!

The moment we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! We are delighted to announce the release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census collection, 72 years after the enumeration was initiated — and it is now available for you to search for FREE! The census provides fascinating details about the lives of the 150 million Americans living in the U.S. and its territories from 1940 to 1950. If you had family living in the United States during this time period you are likely to find important details about their lives.

Search the 1950 U.S. Federal Census for free!

The number of states and territories that are fully indexed and available to search is growing every few days, and in the coming days and weeks we will be releasing additional indexed records until the entire collection is indexed. The 1950 census collection searchable index currently contains all records from UtahMinnesotaArizonaIdaho, Oregon, AlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaDelawareGuamHawaiiIdahoMinnesotaNevadaNew HampshireOregonPanama Canal ZonePuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth DakotaUtahVermontVirgin IslandsWyoming, Indian Reservation Schedules, and the four overseas islands of Canton, Johnston, Midway, and Wake. The records that have not yet been indexed can still be found in the 1950 U.S. Census image collection. All these records can be viewed, searched, and added to your tree for free on MyHeritage.

Exclusive MyHeritage Census Resources

To help get you started with your census research, we released the Census Helper™ – a new feature that tells you who in your family tree is likely to appear in the 1950 U.S. Census and other censuses. For more information, see Jump-start Your 1950 U.S. Census Research with the Census Helper™.

To learn more about the 1950 U.S. Census and all other censuses on MyHeritage, please visit our Census Content Hub and our dedicated 1950 U.S. Census page.

How well do you know the 1950s?

Here are some interesting facts about the 1950s that you may find surprising!


We hope the 1950 U.S. Census image collection offers you new avenues for exploring your relatives living in the U.S. after the conclusion of World War II. Searching the collection on MyHeritage is free. We have also made it free to view and save these records to your family tree.



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    April 8, 2022

    Amazing can’t you do the same for UK
    I would love to find out who my father was
    But have no leads as such. I find your site
    So good.

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    Patrick Mitchell

    April 8, 2022

    My father Patrick Gallagher married my mother Christena mullany in new york. I like to know what Church and date they got married in newyork

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    Wanda H

    April 9, 2022

    I was 3 years old in 1950. I have no real memories of that year but I certainly do recall the parents and grandparents (and two younger sisters) who made up my reality and established the basics of my world-view. I hope that the census data will shed some light on my lesser-known relatives (the “black sheep”) and provide some insight into the origins of those who immigrated from “the old country” before WWII. The release of this census should prove to be a gold mine for us family historians (as long as the enumerators were required to ask the right questions).