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Many of my friends were complaining with a “second census” they received in 2000.  It was an elite group (random, I think) asked to fill out additional informational.

What information would you like to learn about your ancestors in past census?

This started in 1940. There is a list of questions rejected in this census.  One was “how many dogs do you own?”  Honestly, its not information I’m real interested in.. but I don’t know why.  I want my descendents to know about my past pet loves that broke my heart to leave this world.

When I thought about useful genealogy questions, I commented that I’d like to see, “what is your mother’s maiden name” and “are you parents living?”  I thought these questions would be valuable in family history research, which as an invasion of my privacy, is the ONLY reason I freely answer the census questions.  I want others to know about me.  Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a notes section, where you could leave something useful to your descendents?

What information would you like to learn about your ancestors from past census?

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