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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 115 people named Smedly in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% more people named Smedly in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 128 people named Smedly were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 15 women had paying jobs
  • 127 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 54% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • On average men worked 38 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 29 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Northern Ireland