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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 664 people named Gest in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Gest in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 736 people named Gest were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • On average men worked 41 hours a week
  • 210 were children
  • 83 women had paying jobs
  • The average annual income was $937

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • They most commonly lived in Texas
  • 20% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 8% were born in foreign countries