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Find more Book 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 819 more people named Book 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 2,993 people named Book in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 27% more people named Book in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,812 people named Book were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 97% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 31% were children
  • 5% were disabled
  • 317 women had paying jobs

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 704 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940