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Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)

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Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor

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Become part of this historic, once-in-a-decade opportunity.
Join us index the 1950 census.

Contact Joan Bomkamp at [email protected] to be added to our list of contribiutors. Once confirmed by Joan as a contributor for the Zion Genealogical Societiy, you can click on the Joins Us Badge above and you will go to FamilySearch. Simply log in to FamilySearch and begin working on the 1950 Census.


September 19, 2022

"The 1950 Census"

ZOOM MEETING

Presented by: Lisa Louis Cooke

ABOUT SPEAKER

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is also a sought after international genealogy speaker having regularly appeared at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London, and webinar presenter. Whether in person or online, Lisa strives to dig through the myriad of genealogy news, questions and resources and deliver the gems that can unlock each listeners own family history treasure trove! Family is not just a priority professionally. Lisa is a doting wife to Bill, the proud mom of three daughters, and has added the role of Grandma to her resume. She counts her blessings every day for the love, fulfillment and laughter that family brings to every aspect of her life.

ABOUT OUR TOPIC

The 1950 Census may be able to answer all kinds of questions for you such as:

  • Where was your family living in 1950?
  • Did you have American relatives living abroad?
  • What did your relatives do for a living?
  • What was their household income in 1949?

The 1950 census also stands out because it ushered in some new features and data collection improvements with the goal of providing more complete and accurate information than ever before.

This census can help you confirm information you already have about your family while also providing new facts and clues for further genealogical research.

In addition to Americans living here in the States, for the first time Americans abroad were enumerated in 1950.

This included:

  • Members of the armed forces
  • Crews on vessels at sea
  • Employees of the United States government and their families living in foreign countries
  • Be aware that there were other people living abroad at that time who didn’t fall within these official categories. In those cases, they were to be reported by their families or even neighbors who lived in the U.S. This was clearly second-hand information which means that the information wasn’t as reliable. In fact, so much so that these individuals weren’t included in the published statistics. Keep this possibility in mind if you have trouble locating a relative when the census comes out.

    We will cover what questions were asked in the 1950 Census. The information provided by your ancestors has the potential to lead you to more genealogical records.

     


    ZOOM MEETING

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    ZOOM REGISTRATION

    You Must Register to attend this free zoom presentation. Send in an email your first and last name and inform whether you are a member or not, and your email address. Send that email registration to [email protected] by the Sunday evening prior to the zoom meeting. You will receive an email back giving you the details to link in to the meeting on Monday.


    LOCATION
    ZOOM Meeting
    Beach Park Village Hall
    11270 Wadsworth Road - Lower Level
    Beach Park, IL 60099


    SPEAKER
    7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

    BREAK/SOCIALIZE
    8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

    BUSINESS MEETING
    8:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.







    The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. On Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., our society volunteer has returned to the Zion-Benton Library to assist you. We are delighted to be of assistance to you again.

    Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November. Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.

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    October 17, 2022
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    Updated September 14, 2022