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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 167 people named Balstad in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 54% more people named Balstad in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 258 people named Balstad were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 99
  • For 128 females, Helga was the most common name
  • 12% of women had paying jobs
  • 83 were children

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

  • 92 were first-generation Americans
  • 55% were first-generation Americans
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in North Dakota