Find more Shafer relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 1,853 less people named Shafer in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.
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 15,086 people named Shafer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% less people named Shafer in the United States. What was life like for them?
In 1940, 13,233 people named Shafer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:
As Shafer families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map: