1930 US Census!
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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
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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.
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Click the “Add to Gallery” 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.
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.
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
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
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Occupation & industry
Home value & other data
Language spoken & literacy
Birth place of person & parents
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America’s official history
Fold3’s unique digitization partnership with The National Archives is helping bring important historical documents online. These documents were digitized from records of the Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930.
You should also check out our 1860 US Census interactive collection.
What’s a census and what can it tell me?
The 1930 United States Census reflects the resident population found by the Census Bureau during April 1930—about 123 million people.
Here are some of the facts you can find for each person:
- Birthplace of person and their parents
- If foreign born:
- Language spoken at home before coming to the US
- Year of immigration
- Whether naturalized
- Ability to speak English
- Relationship to head of family
- If home is owned or rented
- If owned, value of home
- If rented, monthly rent
- If they owned a radio
- If they lived on a farm
- Marital status and, if married, age at first marriage
- Attending school
- If able to read and write
- Occupation, industry and class of worker
- Whether at work previous day (or last regular work day)
- If veteran
- If Native American:
- Whether of full or mixed blood
- Tribal affiliation