1930 US Census!

See lives of people, not just names — only on Fold3. Check out our Interactive Census project for more census years.

Add photos and documents

Easily share their story in words and pictures.

Fold3’s 1930 US Federal Census takes a remarkable resource and makes it better for historians and genealogists by letting anyone quickly enrich it with photos, documents, stories or other facts about that person.

This is how a person record will look in the 1930 US Census on Fold3

Interactive view
Are you related to a person

I'm Related!

Other sites require you to share an entire family tree to show your relationship.

On Fold3 it's different. Simply find your grandfather, mother or other relative and click "I'm Related." That way you'll improve your chances of connecting with others who can help tell the rest of their story.

Check the box to say you're related

Interactive view
Watch things on a census

Keep an eye on things with Watch.

Click the “Add to Gallery” Add to gallery button button and you’ll be notified when anything new has been added or changed to the person you are interested in.

Want to share what you’ve found or added? Just click the “Share” button and invite others (even non-subscribers) to see any Census page.

Watch to follow a person on the census.

Add stories or comments

I remember when…

What do you remember of your grandmother or father? Did they walk you to church on Sundays or sneak caramels into your hand when Mom and Dad weren’t watching?

Share your memories and see what others remember too.

Add your memories.

Add stories and comments
Memorial page about a person

See their life story in more detail

Memories and photos added to a person in the 1930 Census will automatically be attached to a Fold3 Person Page, which shows all events on a timeline and maps important locations of that person’s life. More details means your Person Pages will be more findable by search engines like Google and Yahoo.

Easily have a page about a person in minutes

Start a Page about the person
Create a page about the person in the census

Connect any of millions of documents

Connect any documents you have access to on Fold3 to your Person Pages—like city directories, naturalization documents, service records and newspapers.

Add related documents found on Fold3 or from your uploads

Related Documents

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Occupation & industry

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Home value & other data

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Language spoken & literacy

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Birth place of person & parents

You should also check out our 1860 US Census interactive collection.