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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 380 people named Ganson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 55% more people named Ganson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 589 people named Ganson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was clerk
  • 567 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 188 were children
  • 75 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,697

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

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 44 were born in foreign countries
  • Most fathers originated from Louisiana