In reply to:
dawn gorsuch 2/02/05
I'm confused. I thought we were looking for John Pavlac?
I did find a possiblity in Cleveland for 1920 but no sign of Helen or son John.
The name is indexed as Bielawski on Ancestry but it says Pielawski on the image.
1920 Cleveland OH Ward 21 ED 409 Sheet 11A p.44
Pielawski, John Boarder 30 Married imm. 1914 Alien POL POL POL Laborer Srvc?? Walk? Ages and dates of immigration often don't match from census to census. There is no telling who gave the information and how sure they were that it was correct.
Heritage Quest does have the 1930 census, (and all of the others). It is just not indexed. You can browse the ones that are not indexed. On the census search page at the top left are the words search and browse. Choose browse.
Heritage Quest search only allows for a full surname search, no wildcards, no soundex. Since indices are subject to the interpretation of the record by the indexer, you have to be creative in searching.The names in the index may be way off. It helps to try searching just the given name, age and place of birth. You can also look at everyone in a particular town, so long as you give some qualifiers to keep the hits under 1000 on Heritage Quest. Just type in the state and town and use place of birth or age as qualifiers.