As a genealogist, the 2020 census is a HUGE disappointment. Not much information to be gleaned by future genealogists. Today I learned I was laid off my job due to the coronavirus which is moving across the US, hospitalizing and taking lives. I decided to take this opportunity to file my census on line.
The census will give information such as names, birth dates, age as of April 1, 2020, residence as of April 1, 2020, whether you are Mexican or Spanish decent (we all know what that is for), if any additional people are living in your house, if you own your house and finally your decent country. At first I put in English....my grandfather was born in England. I had to go back and change that to American. This is sort of a trick question to genealogists. Geesh....English, Danish, German, Scotland are some of my background. Sort of a Heinz 57. I guess sometimes it is better to not know too much info.
No information as to number of years married, number of children, number of children alive, occupation. In many respects this will be useless to future genealogists. On the Flipside, know that these census reports were filed during the outbreak of the coronavirus and probably we should be blogging about that.
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