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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 5,363 people named Finkelstein in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% less people named Finkelstein in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 4,185 people named Finkelstein were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,002 were children
  • 77%, or 851 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Joseph
  • 429 women had paying jobs

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 2,376 were born in foreign countries
  • 49% were first-generation Americans
  • 11% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940