1929
1929

'Great Depression Era'

This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1929 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1929, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

Calvin Coolidge was President of the United States until March 4, 1929. He was succeeded by Herbert Hoover.

Notable Events

One notable event that occurred in 1929 was:

The Great Depression begins

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1929 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

Korean War (1950-1953), Vietnam War (1965-1973)

Social Security

President Rooselvelt passed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Someone born in 1929 would have been about 6 if they were still living in 1935, and they may have applied for a social security number.

A person born in 1929 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:

1930 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1930. A person born between January and March, 1929, would have been 1 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1930. If they were born between April and December, they were probably less than a year old when the census was taken.

1940 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1940. A person born between January and March, 1929, would have been 11 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1940. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 10 when the census was taken.

1950 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1950. A person born between January and March, 1929, would have been 21 when the census was conducted around April 1, 1950. If they were born between April and December, they were probably 20 when the census was taken. *Census to be released in April 2022.

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