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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 4,482 people named Nelsen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 34% less people named Nelsen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 2,971 people named Nelsen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 402 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,143
  • 27% were children
  • 51% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,143
  • 562 adults were unmarried

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

  • 1,359 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Denmark
  • 30% were born in foreign countries
  • They most commonly lived in Minnesota