United States Census, 1930 - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: If the census record is for Puerto Rico (both a Spanish and English speaking country), the possibility exists that the race designator "B" could be for Blanco (White) and not Black.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question #1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See the answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Ohio > Portage County is missing the census records for Portage EDs 67-13 to 67-35. Ohio is also missing the entire Pickaway County census records Pickaway EDs 65-1 to 65-27. Film 2341596 does not include these records but is a duplicate of Film 2341595.

Sheet 5A ends with 1120 Bayard Ave. Sheet 6A begins with 1148 Bayard Ave. Sheet 5B is missing. It is likely that sheet 5B is missing from the original microfilm, as well as the online image of the microfilm. In this case sheet 5B was probably lost long ago. Until the correct images are restored online, go to National Archives [https://www.archives.gov/digitization/digitized-by-partners Microfilm Publications and Original Records Digitized by Our Digitization Partners] to access NARA Film T626 1862.

  • New Jersey > Cumberland > Bridgeton census records are located in New Jersey > Cumberland > Commercial > Districts 0001-0013.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question #2: The Event Type and Year Range (waypoint) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. How can I determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer 2: The list of known waypoint discrepancies describes the event type or year range existing in the collection:

  • New Jersey > Cumberland > Commercial > Districts 0001-0013 should be located to New Jersey > Cumberland > Bridgeton.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question #3: Some family members are not listed with the family unit or household in the record detail page. How can I find all the family members?
Answer 3: To work around the problem, search by last name and residence or event place. On the record detail page, compare the Line Number and Family Number. To refine the search, include the Film Number. Families are grouped sequentially on the same image or an adjacent image. If a family unit begins on the bottom of a census page, and continues at the top of the next census page, the family members are generally not grouped together. In some cases, the enumerator recorded entries that are not in sequence. In other cases, the pages were out of order when filmed. View the images and watch for consecutive page numbers to ensure correct family connections.