United States, Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth Censuses (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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United States Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940 .
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United States
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Record Description
Record Type Enumeration District Maps
Record Group RG 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census
Collection years 1900-1940
Microfilm Publication A3378. Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940. 73 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetically by state, then by county, parish or city.
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What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of digital images of National Archives microfilm publication A3378, reproductions of enumeration district maps for the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses. Each census year, the nation was divided into enumeration districts. An enumeration district was an area that could be covered by a single census taker in one census period. Enumeration districts varied in size from one city block in urban areas to an entire county in rural areas.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The maps highlight the boundaries of individual enumeration districts.

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The census year.
  • The approximate address or residence of your ancestor.


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “NARA Roll Number - Contents" category which takes you to the images

What Do I Do Next?

Use the maps to determine the appropriate enumeration district for you ancestor's residence for each census year.

Look at each image comparing the information with the address for your ancestor until you find the map which is appropriate. Then search that enumeration district of the population schedule for your ancestor's family.

The maps are especially helpful if you cannot locate your ancestor in the census index by enabling you to search a specific street or neighborhood.


Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication A3378. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Enumeration District Maps for the Twelfth through the Sixteenth Censuses of the United States, 1900-1940.


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