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Find more Gays 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 99 more people named Gays 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 59 people named Gays in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 168% more people named Gays in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 158 people named Gays were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 151 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 20 women had paying jobs
  • They typically took 8 weeks of vacation a year
  • For 75 females, Rose was the most common name

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

  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 25 were first-generation Americans
  • 37 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 14 were born in foreign countries