Thursday, February 16, 2012

1930 US Census open access

The following was just received from our friends at Looks like this offer for free access to the 1930 census is designed to get us excited about the release of the 1940. Determining where our ancestors were living ten years earlier it may give us a heads up as to where they'd be in 1940, provided they didn't move. (And that is some caveat, eh?)

Take a glimpse into the lives of your family 82 years ago by searching the 1930 U.S. Census for FREE this weekend. Find out details, such as:

• Household names, including brothers and sisters or children
• Marriage details, including years and birthplaces that can lead to a birth or marriage certificate
• Information about occupations, military service, citizenship and more 

Recent enhancements to the 1930 census on provide you with six new fields to help you refine your search and clearer images to make your results more accurate than ever before.

So let's do our homework and get our 1930 census research done. This is especially important for noting the ED (enumeration district) which may help locating our city-dwelling ancestors in the 1940. 

Remember that when the images of the 1940 census are made available 2 April 2012, there won't be an index. For that you'll need to volunteer to assist by visiting It could take as long as six months unless the genealogy community rallies around this volunteer indexing effort.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


  1. 1930 Census Open Access? I don't think that is a true statement. Logged on with name and E mail address and they come back that Ancestery has a member with that name and address so they will send an E mail to me so I can change mine to get their free and open access.
    Now I need a profile.

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    plus some additional usage rights.

    Open content is similar to Open Acces, but usually includes the right to modify the work, where as in scholarly publishing it is

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    OMICS Group Inc. is one of the Open aceess publisher which provides journals in the form of Open Access.