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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 998 people named Forbis in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Forbis in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 978 people named Forbis were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 112 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,356
  • For 459 females, Ruby was the most common name
  • 282 were children
  • 18 reported their race as other than white

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

  • 11 was born in foreign country
  • 6% were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in North Carolina
  • 27% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940