Using Family Groups to Help Review the 1950 US Census – FamilySearch May 20, 2022

I saw this recently on FamilySearch – Using Family Groups to Help Review the 1950 US Census: Longer article, but I included the topics below.

By  Michael Provard May 20, 2022

The 1950 United State census is now available for reviewing on the FamilySearch website. A fun and interesting way to engage your family and friends, along with the community groups you belong to, is to set up a FamilySearch family group. A family group will allow you to keep track of the progress each group member has made in reviewing the census and other record sets and to collaborate on shared indexing and reviewing projects.

Setting up a family group is easy. Begin by going to, and then click on Create Group. In the new window, give the group a name, description, and rules. A group photo can be added from a photo on your computer. You could even find an appropriate photo in FamilySearch Memories that could be used as a group photo. If the group wants to be part of the 1950 census project, ensure that the box is checked for participation in the project. The final check box needs to be checked, and then the group can be created.

It’s important to note that if you are the group administrator, you will need to share the link with family and friends through email, social messaging or media post, or any other way the link can be shared. Groups cannot be found in a list. A person needs to be invited to join the group. Once the family or friends have clicked the invite link and joined the group, they can leave the group at any time.

Using the Family Group


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