I have been unable to locate some of the families I'm researching in the 1930 Census (for one example see my question What are good search techniques for finding people who have moved within the same geographical area?).

One well-known guide for US Federal Census information is William Thorndale and William Dollarhide's book Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. However, this work does not include the 1930 Census. What other Guides exist for 1930?

Some basic information can be found at:

Where else might I find information about other "known issues" with the 1930 US Federal Census? Could there be EDs or pages within EDs which did not get microfilmed?

  • BYU has a tutorial for searching the US Census; under tips for 1930 they say "Microfilm roll 1602 (New York) was skipped during the original filming and is unavailable to search." census.byu.edu/project_files/xml/page11.xml
    – Jan Murphy
    Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 17:53

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1930 Census of Population

The 1930 US Population Census, NationalArchives and Records Administration microfilm publication T626, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930 (2667 rolls). T626

The 1930 census and all existing Soundex indexes are available at the National Archives Building,700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW ,Washington, DC20408-0001; the Archives' regional facilities around the country; many public libraries; and for a fee at online commercial genealogy sites.

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