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And last but not least. Special thanks to Family History 101.com for the summaries of each census year.



Enumeration Date: 02 Apr 1930

States covered: Alabama, Alaska Territory, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Consular Service, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii Territory, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Panama Canal Zone, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Column Headings:

Name of street, avenue road, etc.;

house number;

number of dwellings in order of visitation;

number of family in order of visitation;

name of each person whose place of abode was with the family;

relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family;

hether home owned or rented;

value of home if owned;

if rented, monthly rental;

whether family owned a radio set;

whether family owned a farm;

sex; color or race;

age at last birthday;

whether single, married, widowed, or divorced;

age at first marriage;

whether attended school or college any time since 1 September 1929;

whether able to read or write;

person's place of birth;

father's place of birth;

mother's place of birth;

language spoken in home before immigration;

year of immigration to United States;

whether naturalized or alien;

whether able to speak English;

trade, profession, or particular kind of work done;

industry, business, or establishment in which at work;

whether employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account;

whether actually at work the previous work day; if not, line number on unemployment schedule (which no longer exist);

whether veteran of U.S. military or naval forces, if yes, which war or expedition;

number on farm schedule.




Memo is for any information about the family or enumeration


WM is for information about the enumeration that applies to that witness only.


Currently I am only using the M and WM variables for this census. I haven't really done a lot of census research on 1930. One of my grandmothers was in an orphanage at the time. Her future husband living with his first wife. And my other grandparents were newlyweds with one child.

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