1950
1950

'Post-war Era'

This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1950 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1950, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

Harry S. Truman was President of the United States in 1950.

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1950 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

Vietnam War (1965-1973), Gulf War (1991), Afghanistan War (2002), Iraq War (2003-)

Social Security

President Rooselvelt passed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Someone born in 1950 most likely applied for a social security number.

A person born in 1950 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:

1950 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1950. A person born between January and March, 1950, would have been less than a year old when the census was conducted around April 1, 1950. If they were born between April and December, they were probably not counted on the 1950 census. *Census to be released in April 2022.

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