Information About 1950 U.S. Census Indexing Efforts

 Because of Joel Weintraub on Facebook for pointing me to this text on the LDS365 blog — 1950 U.S. Census Data Coming April 2022.

One of many paragraphs introduces the 1950 U.S. Census Neighborhood Undertaking:

“Upon its launch, the 1950 U.S. Census Neighborhood Undertaking, a joint initiative between FamilySearch, Ancestry, and different main family tree societies and organizations, will coordinate efforts to supply fast entry to those digital photos and to create a complete index that will probably be searchable on-line.”

One other paragraph describes how it will work:

“Supported by family tree giants Ancestry and FamilySearch, together with native and nationwide family tree and historic organizations, this challenge will rally tons of of hundreds of volunteers to publish a high-quality, searchable on-line index of each identify within the census.

“Moderately than ranging from scratch, volunteers will evaluation Ancestry’s computer-generated index utilizing groundbreaking handwriting recognition and cutting-edge synthetic intelligence applied sciences. This human evaluation will confirm that the info is correct and full. Volunteers can go to to evaluation their very own household’s data after which evaluation different data to refine the index earlier than publication.”

Joel opined on Fb:

It seems to be to me (however might be improper) that they won’t present their preliminary identify index till it has been proofed by people.” 

Learn the entire thing.  Thanks to Joel Weintraub for holding shut tabs on this endeavor.


My feedback:  

*  Do we all know if the Nationwide Archives OCRed index will probably be obtainable on the 1950 U.S. Census web site on 1 April 2022?

*  Do we all know when FamilySearch, and different industrial websites may have the census photos obtainable on-line?  

*  I can not think about that the volunteer effort to test the OCRed index will probably be finished in someday or one week, particularly whether it is double (or triple) checked.  Maybe one month?  We’ll see.

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