The USGenWeb Census Project 1930 Federal Census Team Transcription

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The 1930 census has Soundex Cards for only 12 of the states and there is no national index. It will take researchers a long time to find the name they are looking for without an index or Soundex Card to let them know what page number they need. Because of this, the Census Project is initiating a brief transcription of selected 1930 columns.  These initial incomplete transcriptions are only temporary files to get the pertinent information made available sooner.  Later we intend to go back and fill in the remaining columns to make full-transcriptions since that is the Census Project's ultimate goal.

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Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Microfilmed on 5 rolls, T626-673 to T626-677
Enum. District Numbers
for County #77
Enumeration District Descriptions (Brief)
T626-673 89 to 95, 1 to 2, 130, 3, 131 to 132, 4 to 7

Ward 1 (Part)
Institution(s): Iowa Home for Sightless Women; St. Gabriel's Monastery

T626-674 8 to 29

Ward 1 (Part), Ward 2, and Ward 3
Institution(s): Benedict Home for Unfortunate Girls (W.C.T.U.); Broadlawns (Polk Co. Public Tuberculosis Hospital); Congregational Hospital; Congregational Hospital Nurses Home; Des Moines Home for Friendless Children; Drake University; Home for Aged and Infirm; Iowa Methodist Hospital; Laura Coffee Memorial School; Miss Johnson's School; St. John's Catholic School Sisters Of Charity; St. John's Convent; St. Joseph's Academy (Sisters Of Charity); The Retreat (Sanitorium)

T626-675 30 to 54

Ward 4 and Ward 5 (Part)
Institution(s): Bidwell Deaconess Home; Business Women's Assn. Working Girls Home; Colored Old Folks Home; Des Moines Catholic College; Des Moines City Hospital; Des Moines Detention Hospital; Des Moines Still College Of Osteopathy; Iowa Methodist Hospital Nurses Home; Keeley Institute; Mercy Hospital; Passionist Missionary Organization; Polk Co. Jail; Sailors and Soldiers Home; Salvation Army (Central State Hotel); Salvation Army (Industrial Home); St. Agnes Convent; St. Ambrose Convent; St. Catharine's Home; St. Mary's Catholic School; St. Mary's Convent; St. Monica's Home; Y.M.C.A.

T626-676 55 to 68, 79, 133

Ward 5 (Part), Ward 6, and Ward 8 (Part)
Institution(s): Danish Baptist Theological Seminary; Danish Old Peoples Home; Danish Young Peoples Home; Des Moines City Jail; Des Moines University Dormitories; Grand View College Dormitories; Iowa Children's Home Society; Iowa Lutheran Hospice House; Iowa Lutheran Hospital; Iowa Lutheran Hospital Nurses Home; Roadside Settlement; Visitation Sisters Home

T626-677 80 to 88, 69 to 78

Ward 7 and Ward 8 (Part)
Institution(s): Des Moines General Hospital; Polk Co. Juvenile Home; Salvation Army (Rescue Home)

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