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The Free Monthly Genealogy Newsletter
April 2022

It's April Fool's Day everywhere but in genealogy today. The first day of 1950 census research is here!

This issue of First Friday Genealogy with Sassy Jane also highlights some upcoming webinars and conferences, including my own presentations at the Legacy Family Tree 24-Hour Marathon and the National Genealogical Society annual conference in May. 

For 1950 census tips and to register those upcoming presentations, let's dive in. 

A Quick Note on Citing the 1950 Census

For those of you who have eagerly dived in to the 1950 census records from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a note on citing this source. 

Be sure to note the Enumeration District, sheet and image numbers. In the illustration above, the ED is shown in red box on the upper left. Then add the sheet number (red box in upper right). And finally, note the image number (red box at bottom). 

The URL provided by NARA is static (unchanging) by county and state and will not return you to the exact sheet where you located your family.

For example:

1. Note the URL:

2. Record the ED, sheet, and image numbers:  47-12-10 (image 12)

Click Here For More Sassy Jane Posts Using the 1950 Census

Legacy Family Tree 24-Hour Webinar
Marathon April 7-8

The 3rd annual Legacy Family Tree Webinar Marathon happens April 7-8, 2022. Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours – it’s completely up to you.

Sassy Jane’s Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy webinar is free at 7 pm Pacific on April 7. I will be looking for night owls on the east coast and wide-awake friends in Australia!

More details on this session and the 24-Hour Marathon at this link:

To register for the Mac session, visit:

See the other sessions available at the 24-Hour Marathon at Thanks to MyHeritage and Legacy Family Tree Webinars, the entire live event is free.

Register Here for Using Macs & iPads Webinar on April 7

Using Macs eBook

My eBook, Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy, is completely revised and updated for 2022. 

First Friday readers get 10 percent off using promo code NEWS10, now through April 5. 

Master essential and hidden features of Macs, iPads, and iPhones for your family history research. If you’re a Mac genealogist – or want to be – you'll discover tips and tricks to make your Apple devices into genealogy research allies.
Join fellow genealogists in person or online at home for Our American Mosiac, the National  Genealogical Society Family History Conference from 24–28 May 2022.  I'll be presenting twice this year and I hope to see you there.
  • Session W154: "Finding Females in US Naturalization and Citizenship Records," on Wednesday May 24. 
  • Session S428: "Organize Like an Archivist: Taming Genealogy Records & Research," on Saturday May 28.
You can attend this conference:

• In-Person in Sacramento
• Online at Home, or 
• On-Demand Stream (from 1 July thru 31 December 2022)

For more information, the program guide, and to register:

If 1950 census name and location index created by artificial intelligence does not yield immediate results for you, try the One-Step site.

Stephen P. Morse is justifiably famous in the world of genealogy for his "One-Step" Webpages. Too often websites offering access to large groups of records have search pages that are difficult or confusing to use. Morse's pages provide easier search interfaces for a wide variety of databases important to genealogists. 

All census takers worked by Enumeration Districts (EDs) created by the Census Bureau, grouping together addresses by location. Morse and his partner Joel D. Weintraub can help you find the Enumeration District where your relatives were living in 1950. This in turn helps you search that ED without using a name index. 

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I hope to actually see and greet some First Friday readers at the NGS conference in Sacramento.

In the meantime, there are all those new 1950 census records to find. I think NARA did a great job keeping the servers up and running last night. Stay in touch at my blog and I'll see you on the 7th for the genealogy webinar marathon.

See you back here on May 6!
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