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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 23 people named Silgen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 17% less people named Silgen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 19 people named Silgen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 60% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,600
  • 3 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,600
  • 35% of adults were unmarried
  • 17 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 17% were born in foreign countries
  • 4 were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from Norway
  • 10 were first-generation Americans