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Dear Mr. Walsh,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that includes 951 file units for New York, New York City. Once you determine the Enumeration District, those schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. We also located the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census in Record Group 29 but the schedules for New York City have not been digitized yet but are available on National Archives Microfilm Publication No. T626. For access to T626, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
See NARA’s Census Records web page for more information about using census records. You also may wish to review the New York Public Library’s page Researching New York City Neighborhoods and New York Public Library’s Genealogy Tips: Searching the Census by Address.
The 1930 Census is available using Ancestry and FamilySearch. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Archives has partnered with Ancestry to make the vast majority of their NARA-digitized holdings freely available to the public. Anyone with Internet access may create an account, access NARA records, and use other Ancestry resources, such as their educational offerings and family tree-maker application. For more information see Ancestry’s announcement -- “Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry® and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records”.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!