Mexico, National Census, 1930 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known IssuesEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Known Issues

NOTE: Mexico, National Census, 1930 was the fifth census conducted after 1895. Mexico attempted to keep a national census in 1868 and 1878, but they were not accepted well by the people. Later, in 1900, the census was more successful and followed every 10 years. The most complete census is 1930, which, until recently, has only been available at Mexico’s National Archives. See the Mexico Census wiki for general census information.

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. See Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche for instructions on ordering microfilm as well as finding a local FamilySearch Center where you can view the films.

Question #1: The Event Type and Year Range (browse point) title does not properly reflect the actual digital record content. Is there a way to determine what digital records are likely to be found within a collection?
Answer #1: The following list of known browse point discrepancies describes the event type or year range that actually exist in this collection:

  • The records for Jalisco > Arandas > San Ignacio Cerro Gordo are found in Jalisco > Arandas > San Francísco Cerro Gordo.
  • The records for México > Atlacomulco > Santiago Acutzilapan are found in México > Atlacomulco > Santiago Acatzilapan.
  • The records for Morelos > Cuenavaca > Temixco are found in Morelos > Cuenavaca > Femixco.
  • The records for Morelos > Jojutla > Tequesquitengo are found in Morelos > Jojutla > Tlatenchi. Currently, there is no browse point Morelos > Jojutla > Tequesquitengo.
  • The records for Morelos > Jojutla > Tlatenchi are found in Morelos > Mazatepec > Mazatepec.
  • The records for Morelos > Mazatepec > Mazatepec are found in Morelos > Miacatlán > Miacatlán.
  • The records for Morelos > Miacatlán > Miacatlán images are missing and you will have to order Film 1507634.
  • The records for Oaxaca > San Juan Bautista Valle Nacional (San Mateo Yetla) are found in Oaxaca > San Juan Bautista Tuxtepec.

Question #2: While browsing, I find images with scrap paper over part of the image. Where can I find the entire census page?
Answer #2: Two (2) images have been identified as being partially blocked by paper and the full census sheet is not available by clicking on the next image arrow ():

  • Puebla > Olinta > El Suri > Image 1 of 1 has a piece of paper blocking top half of the census page. The full page can be found on Film 1507857, Image 590.
  • Veracruz-Llave > Platón Sánchez > Tepetatipa > Image 1 of 1 has a piece of paper blocking bottom half of the census page. The full page can be found on Film 1520445, Image 702. In addition, Images 703 through 710 on the same film have handwritten annotation "Integrante de Tepetatipa, Congregacion" in upper right hand corner above "X"ed out Municipio name indicating that they too should be part of this browse point (Images 2-10).

Question #3: When I tried to click on the previous image to find the rest of a household from Temósachic, Temósachic, Chihuahua, Mexico, the previous image arrow () will not work. How can I find the previous census page?
Answer #3: When attempting to view some census pages for the indexed records for Residence ofTemósachic, Temósachic, Chihuahua, Mexico, the path field appears only as “undefined" and there is no next or previous image viewing capability. The images can be found on Film 1464112, images 429-478.

Question #4: My ancestors are listed as having an address at the municipal jail, specifically, Residence Place: Carcel Municipal, Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. The entire household never lived in jail. Can you please fix this?
Answer #4: The indexed records with a Residence Place: Carcel Municipal, Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico affects 3063 records of persons that live in the municipality or ciudad of Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. The correct Residence Place should be Acámbaro, Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. The associated Film Number is Film 1464213, Items 4-6, Censo 1930 (Leg. 1-3) for Censo de población del municipio de Acámbaro, Guanajuato, 1930 (1930 census, municipality of Acámbaro, Guanajuato, Mexico). This indexing error also affects the browse path Mexico, National Census, 1930 > Guanajuato > Acámbaro > Carcel Municipal which should be Mexico, National Census, 1930 > Guanajuato > Acámbaro > Acámbaro.

Question #5: I am searching for my ancestors from Huejonapan, Tepexi de Rodriguez, Puebla, Mexico, and when I go to view the image, the image path is Puebla > Tepexi de Rodriguez > Moralillo > Image 1 of 15. Where can I find the correct images?
Answer #5: If you are looking for a family in Huejonapan, Tepexi de Rodriguez, Puebla and when you go to view the image, the image path shows Puebla > Tepexi de Rodriguez > Moralillo > Image 1 of 15, then you can browse the images with the path Puebla > Tepexi de Rodríguez > Huejonapan to see the correct census pages. Apparently some persons that are from a completely different page of the census and a different town was attached to the wrong household and therefore to the wrong census image.

Question #6: The browse point Zacatecas > Momax > Momax > Image 1 of 22 has only 10 images in the waypoint. When I click for image 11, the images skip to Zacatecas > Mezquital del Oro > Malacate > Image 1 of 11 images. Where can I find the remaining images?
Answer #6: The images for Zacatecas > Momax > Momax can be found on Film 152053, starting at image 423. Also the same Film 1520534 has images for Zacatecas-Mezquital del Oro-Malacate starting with image 320.

Question #7: When I click on the path Jalisco > Mazamitla > El Corral de La Mejia, the image that appears is from Jalisco > Mascota > Jolapilla > Image 1 of 3 and there are no functional next or previous arrows; I can only view image 1. Where are the El Corral de La Mejia images?
Answer #7: The census for the municipio de Mazamitla is comprised of one and two page sections for each ranch of which Corral de Mejia is one. The images for El Corral de la Mejia can be found on Film 1507550, images 679 and 680. .

If you encounter additional problems with this collection, feel free to report them at Please include the following information:

  • If searching a specific collection: please include the name of the collection; include all search criteria used, including name, event, dates and places.
  • If browsing this collection: please include the full path you followed to where the problem occurred. The browse path is located above the Image viewer window.  
    For example: Mexico, National Census, 1930 > Tabasco > Jalpa > El Río > Image 4 of 13.
  • If you are reporting a technical issue, please include your operating system and browser version, such as Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Your assistance will help ensure that future revisions will be considered.

Return to the Mexico, National Census, 1930 (FamilySearch Historical Records) Learn More page.

Return to the Mexico, National Census, 1930 collection at


Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.

Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 25 September 2014, at 17:18.
  • This page has been accessed 2,082 times.