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2022-03-31 9:02:04 AM  
Can't wait 'til 2094 when I get to find out what I'm up to right now.
 
2022-03-31 10:37:53 AM  
I find out where my grandparents and parents were (actually I know, more interested in seeing what my grandfathers' paychecks were -- my parents still lived at home and hadn't even met yet).
 
2022-03-31 10:41:03 AM  
1950?  I was still in my Dad's nutsack.
 
2022-03-31 11:08:30 AM  
At the time, I was just a twinkle in my daddy's eyes.
 
2022-03-31 11:09:32 AM  
Doing a song-and-dance number as I prepared my hot rod for a race in the LA river against a rival gang.
 
2022-03-31 11:09:48 AM  
Twas but a twinkle in a sperm's eye...
 
2022-03-31 11:10:21 AM  
I wasn't even thought of.
 
2022-03-31 11:13:56 AM  
Does this assume that folks born before December 1950 are Fark users?

My dad was born 1953, and was using computers in the military during the height of the (1st?) Cold War. He still works in IT and knows it better than most a third his age but will never use social media, Alexa, Siri or anything faceless that might have its own opinions.

/unlike his middle aged Gen X kid.
 
2022-03-31 11:16:32 AM  
My parents weren't even alive in 1950.
 
2022-03-31 11:17:58 AM  
1950? Getting born.
 
2022-03-31 11:19:06 AM  
Playing happily in the backyard with my cat Bounce. My sister wasn't yet born...
 
2022-03-31 11:19:37 AM  
My dad was an infant and my mom wasn't even thought of.

iToad: 1950? Getting born.


I'll get off your lawn.
 
2022-03-31 11:20:23 AM  

LarrySouth: Playing happily in the backyard with my cat Bounce. My sister wasn't yet born...


And I'll also get off your lawn.

Exactly how neat will it be to see yourself on a Census?
 
2022-03-31 11:21:50 AM  
Waiting for my turn as my second sister was being born.
 
2022-03-31 11:21:56 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: 1950?  I was still in my Dad's nutsack.


Only if you were conceived in 1950. But if your ma was alive in 1950, half of ya was definitely in one of her egg sacks, no matter when you were conceived.

Ew.
 
2022-03-31 11:22:28 AM  
Still another 8 years away.
 
2022-03-31 11:23:59 AM  
I was dodging other immortals trying to take my head.
 
2022-03-31 11:25:13 AM  
Wow.  I get to visit Mom and Dad
 
2022-03-31 11:25:33 AM  
My grandparents were kids in 1950. Hell, I think my paternal grandmother was two.
 
2022-03-31 11:28:02 AM  
I was born in 1950.
Now get off my lawn!!!!
 
2022-03-31 11:29:50 AM  
Where was I in 1950?

*404 Nimbull Not Found*

Completely uninitialized.
 
2022-03-31 11:30:25 AM  
My parents were both 2. So egg half already existed, sperm half not so much.
 
2022-03-31 11:31:52 AM  
I was in Ohio the other day, that's pretty pretty close to being in the 1950s.
 
2022-03-31 11:36:43 AM  
For privacy reasons, access to "personally identifiable information contained in decennial census records is restricted to all but the individual named on the record or their legal heir for 72 years,"

So, people older than 72 years old don't deserve privacy?
Weird rule.
 
2022-03-31 11:37:41 AM  

farkingnotworking: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: 1950?  I was still in my Dad's nutsack.

Only if you were conceived in 1950. But if your ma was alive in 1950, half of ya was definitely in one of her egg sacks, no matter when you were conceived.

Ew.


Yes, I do know that much biology.  I was being facetious and going for Fark-Snark.  I was born in 1954, so I won't be on a census until the 1960 enumeration.
 
2022-03-31 11:37:50 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: 1950?  I was still in my Dad's nutsack.


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2022-03-31 11:41:11 AM  
my parents weren't even born yet. My neighbor is 95 I'll have to tell him about the site so he can look himself up.
 
2022-03-31 11:45:41 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: farkingnotworking: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: 1950?  I was still in my Dad's nutsack.

Only if you were conceived in 1950. But if your ma was alive in 1950, half of ya was definitely in one of her egg sacks, no matter when you were conceived.

Ew.

Yes, I do know that much biology.  I was being facetious and going for Fark-Snark.  I was born in 1954, so I won't be on a census until the 1960 enumeration.


I got it! I then got it when two other guys subsequently made the same joke while there had yet been no mention of eggs or ovaries. I thought I'd try to interrupt the usual Fark bukkake just a little bit, but I really didn't want to make you feel diminished in any way!

Hooray for the Sperm and Nutsacks on your father!
 
2022-03-31 11:45:51 AM  
Still lamenting the fall of Constantinople, sadly.

Took me a while to get over that one 😢.
 
2022-03-31 11:49:51 AM  
Still genetically split between two kids in their early teens living somewhere between Buffalo and Rochester.
 
2022-03-31 11:51:22 AM  
1950? Not born for another 35 years ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2022-03-31 11:52:11 AM  
I'm actually looking forward to this. There are a couple of family mysteries we have been waiting on it for.
 
2022-03-31 11:53:07 AM  

Sawdust and Mildew: Can't wait 'til 2094 when I get to find out what I'm up to right now.


I don't recall "he visits fark and masturbates" on the census forms.
 
2022-03-31 11:54:27 AM  
Anyway, ancestry.com owners are licking their chops in anticipation.
 
2022-03-31 11:55:17 AM  
Among its findings: about two-thirds of men and women were married, less than three-tenths of women worked and fewer than one in 10 people lived alone.

About 2/3rds? Less than 3/10ths? Fewer than one in 10?

JFC, pick a format/denominator/nomenclature and stick with it! You get an F for padding the word count by spelling out numbers.

~66% are married
<30% women work
<10% people lived alone

Was that so hard? Much easier to comprehend.
 
2022-03-31 11:56:28 AM  

MarkTimeTire: I was born in 1950.
Now get off my lawn!!!!


You must have an extensive football and frisbee collection.
 
2022-03-31 12:06:15 PM  
The link to pages with the Census Enumeration districts will be here, starting tomorrow:
https://www.archives.gov/research/census/1950

It will be months before Ancestry.com and other genealogy sites get these scanned and indexed, so you'll be searching by address/enumeration district.

Stephen P. Morse provides a great website for identifying the Census Enumeration district.  Even if you have a street address you may need to check the Census ED maps to find the specific block:
https://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html

Morse's general genealogy page has lots of other resources:
https://stevemorse.org/

/I was T - 5 months at the time of the April, 1950 census.
 
2022-03-31 12:10:38 PM  
I was only about 3/4 in existence by virtue of the existence status of my parents going by the official Census day.
 
2022-03-31 12:13:33 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I was in Ohio the other day, that's pretty pretty close to being in the 191850s.


FTFY. I live in Ohio.
 
2022-03-31 12:15:52 PM  
Digging through old census records on my house has been one of the few hobbies I picked up during Covid. It's crazy to see how the family here evolved with ebbs and flows of the economy in the early 1900s:

1910: 3 people -  husband, wife, and young daughter
1920: 8 people - husband, wife, daughter, and husband's brother, wife's mother, wife's father, and two of wife's sisters
1930: 8 people - husband, wife, daughter, husband's brother, daughter's husband, wife's mother, wife's father, and wife's sister
1940: 4 people - husband, daughter, husband's brother, and daughter's husband

The dad sold the house to his daughter and her husband in 1949 (he died in 1950) and they sold on in 1954. Quite interested to find out if they let the old man live in the house after he sold it and what was going on with the brother who seemed to be living with them for over 30 years. The 1950 census won't shed light on everything, but it will be a nice bookend to what was the first 50 years of the house's existence.

/Still can't believe they fit 8 people into 1800 square feet
//We have 3 (really 2.5) bedrooms in the modern configuration
 
2022-03-31 12:18:42 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: 1950?  I was still in my Dad's nutsack.


Better you than what happened with the neighbor's sperm:

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2022-03-31 12:40:55 PM  

MarkTimeTire: I was born in 1950.
Now get off my lawn!!!!


Me too, so I don't have to.
F**k your lawn.
 
2022-03-31 1:09:32 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: Among its findings: about two-thirds of men and women were married, less than three-tenths of women worked and fewer than one in 10 people lived alone.

About 2/3rds? Less than 3/10ths? Fewer than one in 10?

JFC, pick a format/denominator/nomenclature and stick with it! You get an F for padding the word count by spelling out numbers.

~66% are married
<30% women work
<10% people lived alone

Was that so hard? Much easier to comprehend.


I am perhaps happier than I should be to find another person with this particular pet peeve. It unnecessarily complicates things for the sake of not saying something the same way twice.
 
2022-03-31 1:17:09 PM  

SpectroBoy: For privacy reasons, access to "personally identifiable information contained in decennial census records is restricted to all but the individual named on the record or their legal heir for 72 years,"

So, people older than 72 years old don't deserve privacy?
Weird rule.


Probably was the life expectancy when it was enacted.

Thanks to this practice, we have learned some historical data, like Sonny Liston's birth year. He never knew when he was born and died long before it was revealed. He was born in 1930, and was around 34 when he lost his title to Ali.
 
2022-03-31 1:19:02 PM  
I was minus 8 in 1950.
 
2022-03-31 1:44:08 PM  
This will be the first census my parents will show up on. I'll be long dead when they release the 1980 census(if they keep the 72 year rule) which would be the first one i'd show up on.
 
2022-03-31 1:47:43 PM  
Driving my best girl to the diner in my Ford De Luxe convertible, hoping that a chorus line breaks out in my kick-ass previous life.
 
2022-03-31 2:12:56 PM  

jso2897: MarkTimeTire: I was born in 1950.
Now get off my lawn!!!!

Me too, so I don't have to.
F**k your lawn.


Fallen and can't get up, eh?
 
2022-03-31 2:13:38 PM  

HKWolf: I'll be long dead when they release the 1980 census


My first will be the 1970 census in 20 years. I was two so I feel good about my chances of seeing it.
 
2022-03-31 2:16:06 PM  

LineNoise: I'm actually looking forward to this. There are a couple of family mysteries we have been waiting on it for.


Yeah, there are some branches on the family tree I'd like to look into.

CSB:  Family on my Mom's side came to America in 1642.  Most of the family hung around the east coast, some migrated north to Canada for the whaling, others headed to the mid-Atlantic and near-Midwest.  Some others took the big trip out to the mountain states and west coast.  Folks back east lost track of those folks over the decades.

So, I used to collect obsolete currency, and one of the categories were "short snorters", currency typically signed by members of the same military unit.  I have one from WW1, and several from WW2.  I purchased a lot of 7 such notes from a guy off eBay, and one signature was one of the long-lost family members.  What are the odds?

I tried most of the search tools available at the time to find him, but no luck.  I suspect he's been dead for some time, but he might be in the 1950 census, or his family might still be in the area recorded in the 1950 census (he didn't appear in the 1940 census).
 
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