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Find more Baptist 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 71 less people named Baptist 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 960 people named Baptist in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 7% less people named Baptist in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 889 people named Baptist were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26% of adults were unmarried
  • 43% reported their race as other than white
  • 93% rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was cook

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most fathers originated from Mississippi
  • 280 were first-generation Americans
  • 133 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois