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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 468 people named Shirer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Shirer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 498 people named Shirer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 66 owned their homes, valued on average at $3,562
  • 22 were disabled
  • They typically took 7 weeks of vacation a year
  • 51% owned their homes, valued on average at $3,562

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

  • 16 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Syrian
  • Most immigrants originated from Turkey
  • 3% were born in foreign countries