Ancestry has completed an early name index of the entire US 1950 census based on their handwriting recognition technology. Not all fields have been indexed. While verification through FamilySearch continues, Ancestry was confident enough with the handwriting technology quality to release this early version.
How good is it? Comparing state population totals with the official ones, Ancestry has some states with more, some less. Ohio stands out among the most populous states, missing about one million people.
The census is free to search and view results, including the original census form images.
What are some other interesting results?
Nearly 5% of the population of Vermont and 2% of Michigan’s population were born in Canada.
835,436 US residents were born in the UK.