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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

1950 Census Version

 It’s Saturday Night – 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) The 1950 United States Census was released by the U.S. National Archives on Friday, 1 April 2022.

2) Did you make a list of your census targets and try to find them in the 1950 census? How did your plans pay off – did you find everyone, or just some of them?

So, in mid-March I posted about my 1950 census plans. That post and the research that went into it made it much easier for me to have success on April 1st when the census was released. At the end of that post, I listed my initial research goals.

On Friday, April 1st, I posted my success in locating my parents and grandparents on Facebook.

So, how have I done with my initial list?

  1. Herbert Mentzer – found in Coffey County
  2. Leon Crawford – found in Dodge City
  3. Eugene Crawford – found in Dodge City
  4. Josie Crawford whom I thought might be living with Leon Crawford was NOT found in Dodge City
  5. Helen Horton – was not found in Dodge City, thus, I need to try Texas.
  6. Myrtle Jones – found in Dodge City
  7. Esther Noll – found in Dodge city
  8. E. O Briles – found in Emporia
  9. Roberta Briles – found in Emporia
  10. Eugene Crawford – found in Emporia
  11. Letha Doolittle — not found in Emporia – likely living in San Bernardino, California
  12. Gladys Green — not found in Emporia or Coffey County, Kansas
  13. Edward G. Briles — possibly found in Yates Center, Kansas — but this entry has a ‘surprise’ wife
  14. Glen Briles – found in Woodson County
  15. Lulu Cope – found in Woodson County
  16. Charles Mentzer – found in Woodson County
  17. Leslie Mentzer – found in Allen County

Even though I did not find everyone on my list, I feel like my initial voyage into the 1950 census was a success. Now, I need to patiently wait on the indexing to have a better chance of finding those for whom I don’t have a specific address to search.

One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

  1. Wow! You have a huge list of family to track down in 1950. I’m impressed that you have located a dozen on your list of 17.

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