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Find more Hershey 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 525 less people named Hershey 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 3,780 people named Hershey in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 14% less people named Hershey in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 3,255 people named Hershey were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 44%, or 372 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 27 reported their race as other than white
  • 301 women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 93

Learn where they came from and where they went.

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

  • 67 were born in foreign countries
  • 16% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 298 were first-generation Americans
  • 2% were born in foreign countries