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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 187 people named Zelner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 10% more people named Zelner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 206 people named Zelner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 14% of adults were unmarried
  • They typically took 10 weeks of vacation a year
  • 8 were disabled
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 85

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

  • Most fathers originated from Georgia
  • Most immigrants originated from Russia
  • The most common mother tongue was Lithuanian
  • 38 were first-generation Americans