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From: Alta Flynt <>
Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] CENSUS TAKER
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 10:46:13 -0600
In 1989 I worked on the pre-census canvas for the 1990 census. We
walked around the area assigned to us with a list of streets and house
numbers. We had to verify that the house numbers were accurate - that
there was an actual residence at that address and add any that were
missing from the sheet. We stopped at every third house (I think it was
every third one - maybe fourth or fifth) and ring the bell and ask if
there were more than one apartment in the residence and we spoke to the
superintendent of apartment complexes to verify the number of
apartments. Also, we stopped at businesses and inquired if there were
living quarters in the building. Maybe they're starting early on the
pre-census canvas for the 2010 census. There's more ground to cover -
more developments and more people - that there was in 1989.
> I am not yelling but do need to know what is going on~~~~~
> PLEASE HELP ME KNOW-------
> IS A CENSUS BEING TAKEN NOW? MY DAUGHTER LIVES IN BLOOMINGTON IN AND EMAILED ME LAST NIGHT THAT A CENSUS TAKER CAME TO HER DOOR. MY DAUGHTER IS DEAF SO TOLD THE WOMAN HER DAUGHTER WAS NOT HOME AND TO COME BACK. THE WOMAN WAS VERY RUDE TRYING TO KEEP DAUGHTER FROM CLOSING DOOR. WHEN SHE DID THE WOMAN RANG HER BELL SEVERAL TIMES.
> I READ IN RECENT PAPER THAT CENSUS WOULD BE USING PAPER AND PEN BUT DIDN'T SAY WHEN. I DIDN'T THINK THE CENSUS WOULD BE TAKEN IN '08 BUT DON'T KNOW.
> WHAT DO OTHERS KNOW?????????????
> SALLIE TX
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