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Find more Boise 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 215 less people named Boise 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 844 people named Boise in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 25% less people named Boise in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 629 people named Boise were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 92
  • 48 women had paying jobs
  • Although 47% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 31 were disabled

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

  • 155 were first-generation Americans
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 18% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was German