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From: Alf Christophersen 02 45 41 97 <>
Subject: Letter from Soc.Roots on Usenet NetNews
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 88 20:26:47 ECT
From: (Rick Clements)
Subject: Re: Letter from Soc.Roots on Usenet Netnews (Roots-L)
Date: 22 Nov 88 19:41:51 GMT
Organization: Tektronix, Inc., Wilsonville, OR.
Reply-To: (Rick Clements)
Summary: Ages in Cencus
In article <} (Mary Lee Dante) writes:
}Don't be *too* confident of those ages. The person who talked to the
}census taker didn't always know the right age of everyone in the
}household. And I have evidence that some of my ancestors lied about
}their ages. According to census statisticians, there is evidence of
}clustering today - around the decade and half-decade. This is
}sex-related, but I don't recall which sex refuses to cross into the
}next decade (men?) and which likes to stay in the middle (women?).
}Best that you check the prior and following census to make sure your
}ancestor was at least consistent <grin>.
There can be other factors for age changes. When my Great-Great Grandmother
remaried, she lost 10 years. This change made her age much closer to the
age of her new husband.
Rick Clements ()
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