Sunday, 27 March 2011

Census 2011 - do your bit for family history and future generations

The 2011 Census may be last one undertaken in the UK. The coalition government with its short-term, penny picking policies reckons that much of the information is already available elsewhere. Being sceptical of politicians, I am following the advice in the latest newsletter on the excellent Lost Cousins web site and have scanned a copy of my family's census return. That way, future generations in my family will not have to wait 100 years to find out a little about their roots. Still new to family history and genealogy but with the problems and research dead-ends I keep having,  keeping copies of such documents will definitely help in the future. Only wish I did this 10 years ago but I was younger, no kids, more hair...

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