Index to The 1930 School Census of Sonoma County, California

The 1929 Statutes of California required every elementary school district in the state to take a school census of all minors under the age of 18 during the first full week of October 1930, regardless of whether they were in school or not. School registrars were required to file their reports with the county superintendent of schools, and their compliance was assured by withholding funds from schools that did not comply. This two volume set contains data on 9,500 students, and includes a handy guide to reading the set of tables, complete with a list of district/school codes that include the townships and nearest town or area; codes for private schools, business schools, colleges, and out-of-town schools; codes for birthplace and citizenship; a map of Sonoma County Townships, circa 1896-1897; and an appendix devoted to demographics.

Part One includes: name, sex, date and place of birth, race, school, grade, reason (if not in school), residence, living with whom, father's given name, and mother's given name. Part Two includes: name, living parent, father's birthplace and citizenship, mother's birthplace and citizenship, person who signed registration and their relationship, and elementary school district.

The 1930 School Census of Sonoma County, California is available for research at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library (the Annex).  

This publication is also available for purchase at Heritage Books:

The 1930 School Census of Sonoma County, California

You may want to have someone help you with your research or do a simple Look-Up.

This index may be used to determine if a person of interest is listed in the book. The index includes the column headings of Surname and Given Name.

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