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Federal US censuses only took place on the years ending with 0 (1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940).
In 1930 Eliza is living with her parents at 1141 Mercer St. in Augusta, GA. In 1940 she is listed as head of household at the same address. She is listed as Eliz Ferguson. She is a teacher. Also in the household are her mother, Ella, a widow, Alfred Ferguson, age 8, her nephew, and a lodger, Alfred Hill.
Eliza died 3 Mar 1944 in Augusta.
from Augusta Chronicle 5 Mar 1944 p. 2
Thank you! That info was so difficult to find. As for the 1936 census, I meant directory. I cannot find that particular year. Are there other resources to find out if a person lived at a particular residence? I'm trying to find out if Eliza and/or her mother are in the Augusta directory that year.
The Library of Congress has telephone books including 1936 on-line. They just give the name of the person the phone is listed under and the address & phone number. JE Ferguson living at the Mercer St. address is listed
For some reason there does not seem to be a 1936 directory, but since Eliza and her mother were at that address before and after that year, it is doubtful they moved. Also be aware, that like present day phone books, the information for a directory was usually collected the year before it was published, so that the 1937 directory would reflect their address in 1936.
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Dear Ms. Proctor,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain records about Eliza Ferguson. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. See NARA’s 1940 Census Records web page for more information. For access to the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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