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Find more Helms 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 596 more people named Helms 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 13,162 people named Helms in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 5% more people named Helms in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 13,758 people named Helms were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 15% of women had paying jobs
  • They typically took 9 weeks of vacation a year
  • 36% were children
  • 13,398 rented out rooms to boarders

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 3,258 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • The most common mother tongue was Polish
  • Most mothers originated from Alabama
  • They most commonly lived in Texas