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1930 Census was taken beginning 1 April 1930, [time frame?]  (except Alaska, 1 Oct 1929)
The following information was recorded by the census taker:

                        Age of person
                        Age when record was made
                        Birthplace of children
                        Birthplace of parents
                        Birthplace of spouse
                        Head of household
                        Home owned/rented & value
                        Live on a farm
                        Live on a farm
                        Marital status, age at 1st
                        Name of wife
                        Names of children
                        Names of neighbors
                        Occupation & Industry
                        Persons in Household
                        Race or color
                        Radio set?
                        Relationship to head of family
                        Veteran, which war?
                        Year of immigration to U.S.
                        Naturalized or alien 
                        Street, avenue or road
                        Number of house
                        Dwelling house in order of visitation
                        Number of family in order of visitation


1790-2000 Information: <a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf">http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf</a>


The 1930 census can be used to:1

                    Identify military service - - military records
                    Identify date of immigration and naturalization dates
                    If there were previous marriages / marriage dates

1850-1930 Search Tips: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html">http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html</a>

Unique Features and Problems

  1. Date at top of each page Response to questions as of 1 Apr 1930
  2. Omit—children born between 1 Apr and enumeration
  3. Include—alive on 1 Apr 1930 but dead at enumeration
  4. Lists age at first marriage
  5. Lists if individual attended college
  6. Lists if the household owned a radio set
  7. Lists whether the individual was at work the day before the census was taken
  8. Lists if a veteran and which war or expedition
  9. Only twelve Southern states have a <a href="Soundex">Soundex</a> index: Alabama (Jefferson, Mobile, and Montgomery counties are separate), Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (only counties of Bell, Floyd, Harlan, Kenton, Muhlenberg, Perry and Pike), Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia (only counties of Fayette, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, and Raleigh). See <a href="Finding a Person in the 1930 Census (Even Without An Index)">Finding a Person in the 1930 Census (Even without an Index)</a>.
  10. Enumerators instructed to spell out birthplaces for Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Russia, Turkey.
  11. No Separate Indian schedules. Reservations enumerated in general population schedules. In place of country of birth for father, the degree of Indian blood was listed, and for country of birth of mother, the tribe was listed.
  12. Servicemen in duty posts.
  13. Enumerations District (ED) numbering altered for 52 of the 56 states/territories. County assigned number based on alpha order. ED followed the county number:  i.e. 1-1, 1-23, 5-2, 1-73
  14. American Samoa, Canal zone, Guam & Virgin Islands did not use this system.

States Covered and Missing

  • All states, District of Columbia, and the Territories listed below

No States Missing


  • Alaska
  • Hawaii 

Web Sites

<a href="Finding a Person in the 1930 Census (Even Without An Index)">Finding a Person in the 1930 Census (Even without an Index)</a> FamilySearchWiki article

1790-2000 Info: <a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf">http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf</a>

1850-1930 Search Tips: <a href="http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html">http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html </a>


1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)