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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 11 people named Zilai in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 45% more people named Zilai in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 16 people named Zilai were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 38% of women had paying jobs
  • 75% owned their homes, valued on average at $5,000
  • Although 50% were female, the most common name for males was Alex
  • The youngest was 2 and the oldest was 56

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

  • 6 were first-generation Americans
  • 45% were born in foreign countries
  • 55% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Hungarian