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Find more Books 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 502 more people named Books 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 846 people named Books in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 59% more people named Books in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,348 people named Books were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 20% of women had paying jobs
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 127 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,756
  • The typical household was 3 people

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

  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Russian
  • 46 were born in foreign countries
  • 212 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940