The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will turn the decades back to April 1st, 1950, as we celebrate the release of the 17th Census of the United States to genealogical researchers. At the 1950 U.S. Census Release Party, wear your poodle skirts and leather jackets, take photos at our 1950s Photo Op station, and learn all about the 1950 U.S. Census and how you can use it as a genealogical resource from genealogist Marian B. Wood. Do you know someone that should be on the census? If so, let us know! 

Marian Burk Wood is the author of the best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. An experienced genealogy speaker and a long-time blogger about family history issues and methodology (at, she earned an MBA from Long Island University and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian has been researching her family tree for 24 years, with a special interest in researching and preserving family history for future generations.

Take a early look at the handout for the 1950 Census Party: