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The 1930 census was the first federal census to include seaman on U.S.-flag merchant vessels. The merchant seamen schedules include name of vessel, owner and address, what port, name of seaman, state or country of birth, occupation, whether a veteran and of what war, and address of next of kin. The images or indexes are available at:

  • Ancestry.com. 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen (database on-line). (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, 2005). Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1932, RG 029, 3 rolls.
  • 1930 Census of Merchant Seamen, NARA RG 029, M1932 (3 rolls); Alabama to Indiana FHL 2342410, Louisiana to New York (EDs 15-34 to 24-950) FHL 2342411, New York (EDs 24-972 to 52-55) to Wisconsin, Correspondence, reports and records FHL 2342412.


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