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For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 60 more
named Shelts in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.
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There were 49 people named Shelts in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 122% more
in the United States. What was life like for them?
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In 1940, 109 people
named Shelts were living in the United States. In a snapshot:
On average men worked 45 hours a week
4 reported their race as other than white
1 was disabled
96% rented out rooms to boarders
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As Shelts families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:
17% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
9 were first-generation Americans
19 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940