The 1930 Census is available in Ancestry Library Edition.
To find the database, go to the Library home page; start typing the word "ancestry" in the Databases by Name search box.
If you are affiliated with the University of Delaware, you can access this database remotely. If not, you can use the database by coming to the Library.
Select: U.S. Census Collection, then 1930
The page gives information about the 1930 Census and search tips.
Tips for Searching by Name
Example: Dick Clark
Dick Clark on American Bandstand (from AP Images)
Search box in Ancestry Library Edition
Closeup of census schedule
The list of collections by place option is hard to spot in Ancestry Library Edition.
A small place (a town or rural area) would be a good choice for browsing, if you can't find your person by searching.
Example: Newark, Delaware. Newark had only 2 enumeration districts in 1930.
Go to 1930 Census.
From Ancestry Library Edition, select 1930 from U.S. Census Records list.
Browse box is on the right.
Closeup of Census schedule: Newark, Delaware, enumeration district 100, East Cleveland Avenue.
The 1930 census asked birthplace of the person and that person's parents. The entry for Francis Ferro shows that his father was born in Italy and his mother in Ireland.
B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.