FamilySearch Begins Creating 1930 U.S. Census Index

  • 22 October 2010

FamilySearch indexing volunteers are creating a free, searchable index of the 1930 U.S. Census, the most used U.S. Census by genealogist.

FamilySearch indexing volunteers have recently started work on FamilySearch’s eighth U.S. Census index to add to its growing free online collection—the 1930 U.S. Census.

The 1930 U.S. Census—the most used of the U.S. Censuses—and the addition of a free, enhanced, fully searchable name index online will be highly useful to genealogists.

Two FamilySearch researchers independently index the same document to arbitrate discrepancies. The two indexes are then merged into a single, accurate, searchable index that is published online.

In addition to the data already found in Ancestry.com’s current 1930 U.S. Census index, FamilySearch volunteers will also index features such as line number, family number, gender, race, marital status, father’s place of birth, mother’s place of birth, and year of immigration.

Visit FamilySearch.org indexing to find out more or to volunteer.