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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 20 people named Gerlofs in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% less people named Gerlofs in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 17 people named Gerlofs were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 44 hours a week
  • 17 rented out rooms to boarders
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 52
  • 47% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Holland
  • 13 were first-generation Americans
  • Most mothers originated from Netherlands
  • 7 were born in foreign countries