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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 675 people named Gurganus in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 21% more people named Gurganus in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 817 people named Gurganus were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 96% rented out rooms to boarders
  • On average men worked 45 hours a week
  • 27% of adults were unmarried
  • 788 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 245 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Alabama
  • They most commonly lived in Alabama
  • 4 was first-generation American