1930 Census
Find your Ancestors in the 1930 Census
1930 Census Information Basics:

Information: The 1930 census provides a wealth of socio-economic information, such as the following: names of all persons living in each home; relationship of each person to the head of household; whether the home is owned or rented; value of the home; if the family owns a radio; if they own a farm; whether they attended school or college; if they can read or write; place of birth; citizenship status; and occupation.

The search below will pull immediate results from both census records and additional historical records that could help find the person for whom you are searching. The actual records associated with your results can be accessed free for 14 days to allow you to retrieve information and/or print copies:


Census Search (1790-1930)
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Information You Could Find About Your Ancestor's In 1930 Census

• Age at time of census
• Address of residence
• Relatives
• Birthplace of parents
• Age at first marriage
• Head of household
• Occupation
• Immigration
• Military service

1930 Census Release: April 1, 2002

Location: The microfilmed copies are open for research at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, at 13 of the National Archives regional facilities across the nation, and through the National Archives rental program.

Size: The 1930 census consists of 2,667 rolls of population schedules and 1,587 rolls of Soundex indexes for 12 southern states, totaling 4,254 rolls. The other states, however, do not have Soundex indexes.

Census Related Articles:
National Archives to Release 1930 Census...
The National Archives will release the 1930 Federal population census for the first time on 1 April 2002. At that time, the microfilmed copies will be opened for research at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, at thirteen of the National Archives regional facilities across the nation and through the National Archives rental program... (Read Full Article)
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