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Find more Balch relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 187 less people named Balch in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,603 people named Balch in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Balch in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,416 people named Balch were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 21% of adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 22 reported their race as other than white
  • 188 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Balch families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Canada
  • 350 were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was French