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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 7,122 people named Goodson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Goodson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 7,760 people named Goodson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 16% of women had paying jobs
  • 7,460 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 19% reported their race as other than white
  • 1,457 reported their race as other than white

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1,751 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 357 were first-generation Americans
  • Most fathers originated from Alabama