The Fairfax Genealogical Society is participating in the 1950 US Census Community Project which enables members of the public to review and correct the index for the 1950 U.S. Census which was released on April 1, 2022. By crowdsourcing this massive effort, a completely indexed Census will be available for all of us more quickly. We have set up a FamilySearch Group for our Society which will allow FamilySearch to credit the Society for all the indexing work that our members do. To join this group, click on this link, and register: https://www.familysearch.org/groups/family?groupId=MMM9-8H4&inviteId=MMM9-GGR&cid=group-mgmt_copy
At this time, computers are going through the 1950 Census, scanning the handwritten entries, and using artificial intelligence to build the initial indexes. The index for the state of Virginia is not yet available for review. The current report is that it is 17% complete. Nevada at 56% is the closest state to completion. We will keep people informed on the status of the indexes. You can also see the progress for yourself here: 1950 U.S. Census • Get Involved • FamilySearch.
To view a video from RootsTech which explains the work involved in this project, click here: Get Involved and Reviewing the 1950 Census • RootsTech 2022 • FamilySearch.