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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 70 people named Olstead in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 54% more people named Olstead in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 108 people named Olstead were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was stenographer
  • 48%, or 13 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 28% were children
  • 30 were children

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

  • They most commonly lived in North Dakota
  • 12 were born in foreign countries
  • Most mothers originated from Norway
  • Most immigrants originated from Norway