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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 18 people named Carnighan in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 94% more people named Carnighan in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 35 people named Carnighan were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 5 adults were unmarried
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 2 reported their race as other than white
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Mexico
  • They most commonly lived in Kentucky
  • 17% were first-generation Americans
  • 14% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940