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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 119 people named Boelens in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 22% more people named Boelens in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 145 people named Boelens were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 2% were disabled
  • They typically took 6 weeks of vacation a year
  • 27 adults were unmarried
  • 8% of women had paying jobs

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

  • Most immigrants originated from Belgium
  • Most fathers originated from Illinois
  • 30 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 60 were first-generation Americans