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1930 US Census Index

 

In 1930, Montana had 56 counties.  For the purpose of the federal census, each county was assigned a number that corresponded to an alphabetical list of the county names as shown in the following table.  Indexes are by county and may be accessed by clicking on the County Link.

This project was completed in September 2011 so it is now complete.

On our index, the ED# (Enumeration District #) is a combination of the number in the CO (county) column, a hyphen, and then the number found in the ED# column.  Thus:  Beaverhead’s first ED # is 1-1.  When the voting district or precinct changes, the ED# for Beaverhead would change to 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, etc.  That ED# appears on each census page in the upper right-hand corner.  Likewise, Yellowstone Co’s ED numbers would read:  56-1; 56-2; 56-3, etc., as would all the other 54 counties in between.

The column headings on each page are:  LINE, SURNAME, GIVEN NAME, CO #, ED#, CITY/TWP, PG#, SH# AND COMMENTS.  Each page has 100 names, divided into 2 sheets: 1A & 1B, 2A & 2B, etc.  When the Enumeration District changes, the sheet numbers begin over again.  However, the page numbers should increase within the county, one by one:  pg 101/102/103/104, etc.  All the other columns are self explanatory.

Following is the index, showing all names, for 1930 and for all counties whose indexing has been completed as of September, 2009.  While it is probably not perfect, it has been diligently indexed and proofed by many volunteers over several years.  The work has been done to the best of their ability to read and comprehend the spelling of those original census takers in 1930. 

The committee for this project of the Montana State Genealogical Society hopes you will succeed in locating your 1930 Montana ancestors.   Enjoy!

County Number

Montana County

County Seat

Date
Originated

Original County(s)

1

Beaverhead

Dillon

1865

 

2

Big Horn

Hardin

1913

Rosebud & Yellowstone

3

Blaine

Chinook

1912

Choteau

4

Broadwater

Townsend

1895

Jefferson & Meagher

5

Carbon

Red Lodge

1895

Park & Yellowstone

6

Carter

Ekalaka

1917

Fallon

7

Cascade ED 1-20
Cascade ED 21-103

Great Falls

1887

Chouteau & Meagher

8

Chouteau ("Show-toe")

Fort Benton

1865

 

9

Custer

Miles City

1877

Big Horn

10

Daniels

Scobey

1920

Sheridan & Valley

11

Dawson

Glendive

1869

 

12

Deer Lodge

Anaconda

1865

 

13

Fallon

Baker

1913

Custer

14

Fergus

Lewistown

1886

 

15

Flathead

Kalispell

1893

Missoula

16

Gallatin

Bozeman

1865

 

17

Garfield

Jordan

1919

Dawson

18

Glacier

Cut Bank

1919

Teton

19

Golden Valley

Ryegate

1920

Musselshell & Sweet Grass

20

Granite

Philipsburg

1893

Deer Lodge & Missoula

21

Hill

Havre

1912

Chouteau

22

Jefferson

Boulder

1865

 

23

Judith Basin

Stanford

1920

Cascade & Fergus

24

Lake

Polson

1923

Flathead & Missoula

25

Lewis and Clark

Helena

1865

 

26

Liberty

Chester

1920

Chouteau & Hill

27

Lincoln

Libby

1909

Flathead

28

Madison

Virginia City

1865

 

29

McCone

Circle

1919

Dawson & Richland

30

Meagher ("Mar")

White Sulfur Springs

1867

Chouteau & Gallatin

31

Mineral

Superior

1914

Missoula

32

Missoula

Missoula

1865

 

33

Musselshell

Roundup

1911

Fergus, Meagher & Yellowstone

34

Park

Livingston

1887

Gallatin

35

Petroleum

Winnett

1925

Fergus

36

Phillips

Malta

1915

Blaine & Valley

37

Pondera

Conrad

1919

Choteau & Teton

38

Powder River

Broadus

1919

Custer

39

Powell

Deer Lodge

1901

Deer Lodge

40

Prairie

Terry

1915

Dawson & Fallon

41

Ravalli

Hamilton

1893

Missoula

42

Richland

Sidney

1914

Dawson

43

Roosevelt

Wolf Point

1919

Sheridan

44

Rosebud

Forsyth

1901

Custer

45

Sanders

Thompson Falls

1905

Missoula

46

Sheridan

Plentywood

1913

Valley

47

Silver Bow ED 1-32
Silver Bow ED 33-41
Silver Bow ED 42-65

Butte

1881

Deer Lodge

48

Stillwater

Columbus

1913

Carbon, Sweet Grass & Yellowstone

49

Sweet Grass

Big Timber

1895

Meagher, Park & Yellowstone

50

Teton

Choteau

1893

Chouteau

51

Toole

Shelby

1914

Hill & Teton

52

Treasure

Hysham

1919

Rosebud

53

Valley

Glasgow

1893

Dawson

54

Wheatland

Harlowton

1917

Meagher & Sweet Grass

55

Wibaux ("Wee-boe")

Wibaux

1914

Dawson, Fallon & Richland

56

Yellowstone

Billings

1883

Custer

Park34

Yellowstone National Park

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