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United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940
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Record Description
Record Type Enumeration District Maps
Record Group RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census
Collection years 1900-1940
Microfilm Publication A3378. Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940. 73 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by state, then by county, parish or city.
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of digital images of National Archives microfilm publication A3378, reproductions of enumeration district maps for the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses. Each census year, the nation was divided into enumeration districts. An enumeration district was an area that could be covered by a single census taker in one census period. Enumeration districts varied in size from one city block in urban areas to an entire county in rural areas.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth US Censuses, 1900-1940.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The maps highlight the boundaries of individual enumeration districts.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The census year
  • The approximate address or residence of your ancestor

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select NARA Roll Number - Contents to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the maps to determine the appropriate enumeration district for your ancestor's residence for each census year
  • Look at each image comparing the information with the address for your ancestor until you find the map which is appropriate. Then search that enumeration district in census records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The maps are especially helpful if you cannot locate your ancestor in the census index by enabling you to search a specific street or neighborhood

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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