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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 27 people named Velpel in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Velpel in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 27 people named Velpel were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 26 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 7 adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 15 weeks of vacation a year
  • 3 owned their homes, valued on average at $2,433

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

  • 5 were first-generation Americans
  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 19% were first-generation Americans