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06 July 2011

Census Taker Did Not Ask for Proof

Keep in mind that the census taker just wrote down what he was told. The person did not have to prove anything they were saying. The person providing the information could have been an older child or a neighbor who happened to be home when the residents at the specific dwelling were not.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that info! I often wondered how everyone seemed to be home when the census taker came around, since the records were handwritten and in order for the street!