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Find more Zelms relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 14 more people named Zelms in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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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 38 people named Zelms in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 37% more people named Zelms in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 52 people named Zelms were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 50 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was John
  • The typical household was 3 people
  • 4 owned their homes, valued on average at $1,750

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 23% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 37% were first-generation Americans
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • 7 were born in foreign countries