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Find more Balsten 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 6 less people named Balsten 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 15 people named Balsten in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 40% less people named Balsten in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 9 people named Balsten were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was 8 and the oldest was 49
  • They typically took 20 weeks of vacation a year
  • On average men worked 32 hours a week
  • Although 44% were female, the most common name for males was Verne

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

  • 4 were born in foreign countries
  • 11 were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 27% were born in foreign countries