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Find more Freedmen relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 4 less people named Freedmen in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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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 Freedmen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 36% less people named Freedmen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7 people named Freedmen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 6 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 29% were children
  • The typical household was 4 people
  • 20% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 64% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Jewish
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • They most commonly lived in New York