The Historical Records Survey of the Works Progress Administration

Works Progress Administration surveyors inspect records storage conditions in Massachusetts, 1936. Courtesy of the National Archives, Records of the Work Projects Administration, RG 69.

The 1950 Census – A Research Guide

Learn how to research individuals in the 1950 census, including what questions were asked of U.S. residents and where and how to access the records.

Enumeration Districts and Census Tracts

A census enumeration district (ED) is a defined geographic area representing a specific portion of a city or county. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, the coverage area of an enumeration district is the area for which a single enumerator (census taker) could...