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

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In 1940, 33 people named Herkness were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 33 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was farmer
  • 60% owned their homes, valued on average at $4,583
  • The typical household was 2 people

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 9% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Michigan
  • 10% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Scotland