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1930 Census Indexes and Other Finding Aids

Microfilmed Soundex Indexes

States with Soundexes

Indexes using the Soundex indexing system exist for the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (part), Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia (part).

The Kentucky counties are: Bell, Floyd, Harlan, Kenton, Muhlenberg, Perry, and Pike.

The West Virginia counties are: Fayette, Harrison, Kanawha, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, and Raleigh.

State-by-State Microfilm Roll Count

This table lists the microfilm publication number (M number) and number of rolls of Soundex microfilm for each state that has a Soundex.

State Microfilm
Number of Rolls
Alabama M2049 195 rolls
Arkansas M2050 100 rolls
Florida M2051 98 rolls
Georgia M2052 253 rolls
Kentucky M2053 24 rolls
Louisiana M2054 146 rolls
Mississippi M2055 158 rolls
North Carolina M2056 169 rolls
South Carolina M2057 109 rolls
Tennessee M2058 169 rolls
Virginia M2059 127 rolls
West Virginia M2060 39 rolls

1930 City Directories Available at NARA

To assist researchers in locating a specific address for city residents, NARA purchased a large number of microfilmed city directories from a commercial vendor. This microfilm is NOT available for sale from NARA.

These city directories are available for use by researchers at the National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001, and at NARA's regional facilities around the country.

For more information, see Circa 1930 City Directories Available at NARA