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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 735 people named Eli in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Eli in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 769 people named Eli were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 254 reported their race as other than white
  • 129 adults were unmarried
  • 60 women had paying jobs
  • Most common occupation was new worker

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

  • 18% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Kentucky
  • They most commonly lived in Louisiana
  • 22% were first-generation Americans