Thursday, February 18, 2010


From: Claire Bettag
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:56:17 -0500
Subject: Important message about 2010 census

You may know this already, but just in case...

This is an issue readers of this blog, I trust, will care about. Robert Ward, President of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society, has posted on the society's Web site an article regarding the 2010 Census. He says,

"The Census Bureau and the National Archives have agreed to throw out the 2010 census forms after archiving statistical data. This means that seventy-two years from now genealogists will see-- nothing."

Here is the link to Mr. Ward's article:


I received updated information from NARA at the end of the day today saying that the decision is not yet final.

So NOW is the time to contact the Archivist of the U.S., David Ferriero; the Director of the Census Bureau, Robert Groves; as well as members of Congress listed in the article.

Claire Bettag
1685 34th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

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