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From: Toby & Jim Hurley <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] MA 1930 census + Walkonen
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 08:02:38 -0700
> Can anybody help me. Is it said anything about Ananias/Annise Walkonen on 1930 MA census ?
I don't know how much census work you've done, but LOTS more information than names is needed
to find this person. The 1930 census is indexed for only about 10-12 states (I counted them
Sat. night at FHL and now I've forgotten already :-( ).
So in the meantime, before the rest get indexed, you need to know where the person lived. As
in exact address. Because if you are looking in a large city, say Los Angeles, Sacramento,
most anywhere in MA, you have to know the ED that person lived in. To know the ED, you have
to have the address. Otherwise, you'd be looking through several rolls of film house by house
to find that person. As it is, even w/ the ED (enumeration district), you will have to roll
through several pages house by house to find the person.
Also, to make certain it's the right person--though this is pretty unusual name (but just when
I think that, there could be 50 by that name), we'd need to know where born, about what age in
1930, if married or single, that sort of thing. Just having a name isn't always enough.
So, if the Walkonens lived in one of the indexed states currently available (imagine it'll be
another year before all indexed based on how 1920 indexing progressed) or if you know the
address that Walkonens lived in in 1930, they can maybe be found.
I assume, since you subscribe to the MA list, that possibly you're looking in MA.
It is not indexed yet.
Hopefully, you know some of the information so that someone can look that up for you. Or,
when 1930 fully indexed, you can get census subscription to ancestry.com to look up yourself.
I wouldn't pay the money for the service until it's fully indexed, BTW. I paid for it for a
couple years because they kept promishing to have it all done in a year's time. 1860 through
1910 still not indexed last time I looked and 1920 finally done after LONG time. So, they
have a whole lot of them to do before it is fully useful to people who don't have access to
census films in a local library, genealogy society or similar repository.
But, of course, that's just my opinion, based on my experience. I'm sure others have their