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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 558 people named Elsen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% more people named Elsen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 655 people named Elsen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 87
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 30% were children

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

  • 203 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most mothers originated from Germany