2010 Census: Questions and Scams
I am looking forward to seeing the questionnaire, this will be the first questionnaire I will be filling out since I became seriously involved with genealogy. I am curious what those ten questions will be. Here is my guess, not in any particular order:
6. Own home?
8. Where you were born?
9. Your Address?
10. Where your parents were born?
These are the first thoughts that popped in my head and I am leaving them as my choices without thinking in depth about it. What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Other ideas?
I plan to make a copy of our census after we fill it out, as I have heard others are planning to do also. Have you thought to do this? Have you thought to have your siblings and children and parents and cousins do this for you also? I have spoken with one of my daughters about it and asked her to make a copy of their form for me, but I need to let my other daughter and relatives know to do this also. How nice would it be to have a copy of this census in the files long before they ever release it? How long will it have to stay under wraps before they release if they even release it? There are laws changing and trying to change right now, so what will the laws be later on, after we are gone?
It is a shame that we have to worry these days whether or not a census taker (who may come to your door looking for paperwork that hasn't been sent in) is a legit census taker. There is so much crime in the world today, it seems we need to be careful and aware of everything around us. So, on that note, if you haven't already read the information regarding what to look for in a real census taker vs. a phony, you can read an article on the census takers scam over at Eastman's site here. This just may be an article you want to share with someone in particular. My children will see a copy, because I don't want them to take any chances. Knowing my children as I do though, their forms will be turned in within a decent time frame, so I shouldn't be concerned. However, better be safe than sorry!
Now, I am off to send emails regarding all of this to my family members. How about you?
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