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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 104 people named Balestra in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 42% more people named Balestra in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 148 people named Balestra were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • They typically took 11 weeks of vacation a year
  • For 75 females, Margaret was the most common name
  • 37%, or 13 people, lived in homes they rented

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

  • 59% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Italy
  • 38 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Italian