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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 1,195 people named Gelman in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 23% more people named Gelman in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,466 people named Gelman were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was salesman
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 148 women had paying jobs
  • 28% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,554

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

  • They most commonly lived in New York
  • Most fathers originated from Massachusetts
  • 10% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 47% were born in foreign countries