Happy New Year!
We are going to use the Zoom Virtual online meeting only (Zoom Link will be sent out the week before).
Our Feb 2022 Virtual meeting will be a CAGC working/sharing meeting, looking at the 1950 U.S. Census coming out in April, and Brian will do a quick demo of the 1921 Czech Census on Portafontium.cz.
No matter where you are in your research journey, whether just beginning, or almost complete, or like most of us, somewhere in the middle, we can all learn from this time of sharing and learning from the experience of others.
THE 1950 U. S. CENSUS
The 1950 Census of the United States will be released on Friday, April 1, 2022. But, it will not have a name index. So, finding people in the census will involve searching by location instead. This is the first Post-war WWII census.
Thomas MacEntee (www.Genealogy Bargains) taught a webinar and said to create a spreadsheet with your ancestor’s names & start looking up their enumeration district, using the Stevemorse.org tool (for the place they lived in 1950). Note, you need to know the cross streets for the address of your ancestor. So, you may need to use Google Maps, etc. to get the cross streets. Unified Census ED Finder (stevemorse.org) Ancestry.com created a 1950 census “substitute” using City directories: 1950 Census Substitute – Ancestry
Some of our members have professionally published or home-made books or have their research in an electronic format that may give you ideas for your research.
Looking ahead to our 2022 Monthly meeting dates virtual format continues:
March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th (due to 4th of July), August 7th, Sept 11th (due to Labor Day), October 2nd; November 6th & December 4th: Annual CAGC Christmas Luncheon (In-person celebration)