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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 65 people named Petaja in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 3% more people named Petaja in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 67 people named Petaja were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 10 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,580
  • 2 were disabled
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 74

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

  • 23 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Finnish
  • Most fathers originated from Finland
  • 42 were first-generation Americans