1950 Enumeration District Maps for US Census Going Online

In advance (way advance – it’s taking place in 2022) of 1950 US Census Population Schedule release, Archives.gov is putting up 1950 census enumeration district maps — about 8000 of them. “Enumeration Districts– or ‘E.D.s’ as they are known among genealogists and other research communities– were established to help administer and control data collection. An enumeration district is generally the area a single enumerator, or census taker, could cover in one census period, approximately two to four weeks. Because the maps do not contain information protected under privacy restrictions, they have always been open and available for researchers to study.”