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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 480 people named Wisely in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 12% more people named Wisely in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 536 people named Wisely were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 525 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 98% rented out rooms to boarders
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 21% of adults were unmarried

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

  • 84 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • Most mothers originated from Illinois