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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 9 people named Gjerness in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 89% more people named Gjerness in the United States. What was life like for them?

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

  • 5 were children
  • 2 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,500
  • 50% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,500
  • 8% were disabled

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

  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 5 were born in foreign countries
  • 56% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Norway