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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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1920 United States Federal Census
Enumeration District: 353
Sheet Number 8B
Date: 10 Jan 1920
Natick/Middlesex/Mass

22 Plain Street

FEELEY, DANIEL C/HEAD/Male/White/Age 35/Married/Immigration 1885/Naturalized/Read: Yes/Write: Yes/Born: Canada-English/Father Born: Canada-English/Mother Born: Canada-English/Speaks English/Shipper in Tag Factory (Wage Worker)

GRACE/WIFE/Female/White/Age 35/ Married/ Reads/Writes/Born: Mass/Father Born: Mass/Mother Born: Mass/Speaks English

ELIZABATH/DAUGHTER/Female/White/Age 12/Single/Yes School since 1 Sept 1919/Reads/Writes/Born: Mass/Father Born: Canada-English/Mother Born: Mass/Speaks English

MARY/DAUGHTER/Female/White/Age 6/Single/Yes School since 1 Sept 1919/Reads/Writes/Born: Mass/Father Born: Canada-English/Mother Born: Mass/Speaks English

PAUL/SON/Male/White/4 4/12/Single/
GRACE/DAUGHTER/Female/White/3 3/12/Single/
JOHN/SON/Male/White/8/12/Single/

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1930 United States Federal Census
Enumeration District: 9/355
Sheet Number 4B
Enumeration Date: 1 Apr 1930
Part of Natick/Middlesex/Mass

22 Plain Street

FEELEY GRACE V/HEAD/FEMALE/WHITE/AGE 44/WIDOW/Read-Write: Yes/Born: Mass

ELIZABETH C/DAUGHTER/FEMALE/AGE 22/SINGLE/YES(School)/Read-Write: Yes/Born: Mass/Asst Photographer in Studio/wage worker/Yes Employed

MARY/DAUGHTER/FEMALE/WHITE/16/SINGLE/YES/YES/Born: Mass

PAUL A/SON/MALE/14/SINGLE/YES/YES/Born: Mass

GRACE T/ DAUGHTER/FEMALE/13/SINGLE/YES/YES/Born: Mass

JOHN/SON/MALE/10/SINGLE/YES/YES/Born: Mass

DANIEL/SON/MALE/8/SINGLE/YES/Blank/Born: Mass

EDWARD/SON/MALE/7/SINGLE/YES/Blank/Born: Mass

CAREY, MARY E/SISTER/FEMALE/39/SINGLE/No/Yes/Born: Mass/Swtichboard Operator College, wage worker, Yes Employed

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Next door: 20 Plain Street

1920
FEELEY, WILLIAM/HEAD/MALE/WHITE/76/MARRIED/IMMIGRATED 1848/Naturalized Citizen/1855 (year of naturalization)/Reads/Writes/Born: Ireland-English/Father born: Ireland-English/Mother born: Irelad-English/speaks English

ELIZABETH/WIFE/FEMALE/WHITE/76/MARRIED IMM 1846/Naturalized/1855 or 8/Reads/Writes/born: Ireland-English/Father born: Ireland-English/Mother born: Ireland-English/speaks English

SARAH/DAUGHTER/FEMALE/WHITE/33/SINGLE/born: Mass/Father: Ireland/Mother: Ireland/speaks English

1930
FEELEY, WILLIAM J/HEAD/MALE/WHITE/47/SINGLE/NO/YES/MASS/IRISH FREE STATE/IRISH FREE STATE (Not a Veteran)

SARAH A/SISTER/FEMALE/WHITE/38/SINGLE/NO/YES/MASS/IRISH FREE STATE/IRISH FREE STATE/Secretary Grocery Store/wage worker/Yes Employed

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