Monday, March 15, 2010

The 2010 Census

Did you get your census form in the mail today? Wow - they weren't kidding. 10 questions 10 minutes. I don't think it even took me that long to fill out!

As I look back at the information gathered in the census in earlier times, it's a shame that the only information gathered this time around is the name, date of birth and race/ethnicity of the household members. I pity the genealogists 100 years from now who are not able to find out our occupations and all of the other gems that appear in earlier censuses.

I guess the government wasn't really interested in preserving family history when they came up with the questions this time around!

Fill out your census form and mail it in! It's your duty!

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