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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 60 people named Messal in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 65% more people named Messal in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 99 people named Messal were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 13 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,169
  • Although 44% were female, the most common name for males was Herman
  • 99 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 2 were disabled

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

  • 15 were born in foreign countries
  • 31% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 31 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 58% were first-generation Americans