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1930 Oklahoma Census Available at Okla. Historical Society Research Library
The 1930 Oklahoma Census is now available at Oklahoma Historical
Society Research Library in Oklahoma City.
"The 1930 Oklahoma Census will have an impact on genealogists and other researchers from a large sector of our population," said Research Library Director Edward Connie Shoemaker. "It means that most people born during the 1930s in Oklahoma and some born during the 1940s will be able to find the records of their parents if their parents lived in Oklahoma during 1930.
The 1930 Oklahoma Census includes 47 roles of microfilm broken down by county, but it was not yet been indexed by the U.S. Census Bureau, said Shoemaker.
"A plan is under way to acquire or develop an index," he said. "With an index, a researcher can start with the name of an individual and quickly find which roll of film to examine."
The 1930 Oklahoma Census continues the Research Library collection, which is one of the most extensive in the nation, said Historical Society Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn. The library is in the Wiley Post Historical Building at 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. Overall, the collection includes 12,421 rolls of microfilm from the U.S. Census taken every 10 years from 1790 through 1920. …