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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 11 people named Fortaw in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 27% less people named Fortaw in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 8 people named Fortaw were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • They typically took 14 weeks of vacation a year
  • 2 were children
  • Most common occupation was truck driver
  • Although 62% were female, the most common name for males was Edward

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

  • 8 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 1 were born in foreign countries
  • 73% were first-generation Americans