“The 1950 Census: Baby Boomers, Suburbanites, and Anti-Communists” – By Michael Brophy

February 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sce2spj0jHt089tJk0zDIpFd6Gq3_6Yqr.


The 1950 Census will be released to the public in April of 2022. Find out how the information can benefit your research now to be ready for the release.


  1. Review: Census Basics. Every 72-year release, Required under the Constitution, used for statistical data and representation in the Congress.
  2. Life in 1950. The coming of the Korean War, a fun look back.
  3. Map of the US in 1950. 48 States, population figures
  4. The 1950 Census Form: What was asked: Analysis, employment questions, enhanced sampling, War experience, Americans living abroad enumerated for the first time.
  5. Methodology Tools, Maps, Ed Districts, Steve Morse tools up now.
  6. Other Current 1950 census research: 1950 Census records on various websites, census substitutes, city directories, other modern research resources.
  7. Statistical Analysis. A macro look at the population figures and what the numbers reveal about the population in 1950.


Michael Brophy is a nationally known, professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. His currently the Vice President of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG) and the first Treasurer of the New England of Association of Professional Genealogists.  Mike earned an MBA degree from Suffolk University and a BBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Mike was featured on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? and the Irish TV series Dead Money, a genealogy show about heir searchers. Mr. Brophy was hired to conduct research forAncestry.com. and several historical authors.

He has lectured on a wide variety of genealogy subjects at the National Genealogy Society’s Annual Conference in 2019, 2014, 2012 and 2011 and The Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR). He specializes in New England and Irish genealogy subjects. His genealogy education includes eight certificates from the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research (IGHR) and certificates in Private Investigation and Advanced Forensic Genealogy from Boston University. He is a licensed private investigator in Massachusetts.