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1930 Federal Population Census

Part 1: General Information

Where to View the 1930 Census

The 1930 census and all existing Soundex indexes are available at the National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001, at NARA's regional facilities around the country, at many public libraries, and for a fee at online commercial genealogy sites.

The 1950 and later censuses are not available for public use because of a statutory 72-year restriction on access for privacy reasons. (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978).

If you need information about yourself or a deceased person from the 1950 or later censuses for legal or other purposes, get a Form BCC-600 from the Bureau of the Census Age Search Service or by writing to: U.S. Census Bureau, National Processing Center, 1201 East 10th St., Jeffersonville, IN 47132.

The census day was April 1, 1930.

How to Purchase Microfilm

Please see our most current fee schedule for pricing

NARA accepts orders for microfilmed 1930 census schedules (T626) and related microfilmed 1930 Soundexes. The price is $125 per roll ordered ($135 to foreign addresses) for black-and-white microfilm (census schedules and Soundex). Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.

Microfilm publication T1224, Descriptions of Census Enumeration Districts, 1830-1950 (156 rolls), 35mm black-and-white microfilm, is $125 per roll ordered ($135 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.

Microfilm publication M1930, Enumeration District Maps for the Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930 (36 rolls), 35mm color microfilm, is $135 per roll ordered ($145 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.

Microfilm publication M1931, Index to Selected City Streets and Enumeration Districts, 1930 Census (7 rolls), 35mm black-and-white microfilm, is $125 per roll ordered ($135 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.

Microfilm publication M1932, 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen (3 rolls). 35mm black-and-white microfilm, is $125 per roll ordered ($135 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.

Microfilm publication A3378, Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940 (73 rolls). 35mm black-and-white microfilm, is $125 per roll ordered ($135 to foreign addresses), and can be shipped upon completion of your order. Credit card orders are accepted at 1-800-234-8861.


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