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Find more Helgesen 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 38 less people named Helgesen 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 331 people named Helgesen in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 11% less people named Helgesen in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 293 people named Helgesen were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 27% were children
  • Most common occupation was painter
  • 93% rented out rooms to boarders
  • 27 women had paying jobs

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

  • Most mothers originated from Wisconsin
  • They most commonly lived in Wisconsin
  • 29 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940