In 1930, Dominic Niedzialkowsky was living in Worcester, Massachusetts with his family at the same address at which they were listed in the 1929 and 1930 Worcester City Directories. Dominic’s first name was listed in other records as Dam, Dominick, or Damian, and his surname was spelled in a number of different ways. The correct spelling of his name was probably Damjan Niedziałkowski.
1930 US Federal Census Record for Dominic Niedzialkowsky (Left)
1930 US Federal Census Record for Dominic Niedzialkowsky (Right)
SOURCE: SOURCE: 1930 U.S. Census, Worcester County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Worcester City, Ward 3, enumeration district (ED) 14-85, sheet 10-A, dwelling 10, family 219, Dominick Niedzialkowski; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 08 May 2008); citing National Archives microfilm publication T626E, roll 970.
The source citation above complies with the recommendations in Mills, Elizabeth Shown. 2007. Evidence explained citing history sources from artifacts to cyberspace. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Pub. Co.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the 1930 US Federal Census Record for Dominic Niedzialkowsky. The record provides information that:
In 1930, Dominic was a married, white male, 36 years old.
He rented his residence at 10 Ames Street in Worcester, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, for $20 per month.
His residence was in the 6th Ward, 145th Block.
He and his parents were born in Poland, and his mother tongue was Polish.
He immigrated in 1913, and was an alien.
He was able to read and write, was able to speak English, and did not attend school.
He worked as a laborer in an emory factory.
He was married when he was 32 years old.
His wife was Caroline A., a married, White female, 31 years old.
She and her parents were born in Poland and her mother tongue was Polish.
She immigrated in 1911, and was an alien.
She was able to read and write, was able to speak English, and did not attend school.
She was not employed.
She was married when she was 26 years old.
His daughter was Theresa, a single, white female, 2 9/12 years old.
She was born in Massachusetts and did not attend school.
From this information, I can conclude that Dominic was born in about 1893-1894, Caroline was born in about 1898-1899, and Theresa was born about June 1927. Dominic and Caroline were married in about 1925-1926. Now, I have enough information to look for Dominic’s baptismal record in Szwelice, the parish for the village of Pomaski where he was born. I also have enough information to look for his marriage record and his daughter’s birth record in Massachusetts.
I would not have been able to find this record if I had only relied on the indexes on Ancestry.com. In the end, I was able to easily find the record by finding Dominic in the Worcester City Directories for 1929 and 1930, and then by finding the enumeration district using Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages.
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