Lipscomb County Census Records
1930 United States Federal Census
Unlocking Secrets in the 1930 U.S.
Because the 1930 U.S. Census offers comparatively recent information, you're more likely to find familiar relatives in this database than in other resources.
This census provides a great starting point for finding basic information about ancestors. Census clues can lead to previously unexplored information such as livelihood and family relationships.
Tips for using the 1930 U.S. Census
Try a different spelling
A little known fact about the online census is the Soundex feature. Keywords are often categorized by the sound of the last name, meaning you might find additional information by using more than one spelling.
Watch for neighbors
When recording census information about your ancestors, remember to look at the families listed immediately before and after that ancestor. Often, family members would live near one another, and even if they don't appear to be related (a different married name, for example) they may be part of the same family.
Print and preserve
Transcription helps with fact checking and provides easy-to-read reference sheets. Print a copy of each individual census record then transfer the information to our free census chart (PDF 136K). Get Adobe Reader.
Get some extra help
Important information isn't always obvious at first. If you think you might be missing something, have a look at our question and answer page.
Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1930 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1930 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1930 Federal Population Census. T626, 2,667 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
This page was last updated October 15, 2003.