Find Your Ancestors in the 1950 US Census

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This mid-century US Census, covering 48 states and numerous territories, contains a treasure trove of genealogical information, all available for free. Step by step, see how to search for ancestors and relatives who were counted in this Census, and where to look for special clues on each questionnaire page. Also learn about the important assumptions and quirks built into the questions, and how to interpret ancestors' answers in the context of that time and place.

Marian Burk Wood is the author of the popular genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. An experienced genealogy speaker and family-history blogger, she earned an MBA from Long Island University and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian has been researching her family tree for 24 years, with special emphasis on preserving family history for future generations.

Like all Southbury Public Library programs, this event is free to attend and open to anyone regardless of town of residency. Registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Janet Mann Fund. For more information about this program, please email Rebecca at or call the reference desk at 203-262-0626 ext 130.



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