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I just want to wish everyone a Happy Easter .
And if you have an Easter tradition that has been carried on in your family
for years you may want to mention it. Someone else on a list may have the
same tradition in their family and has been carried the tradition on for
years. And you might find a new cousin just by the traditions in your
This is something someone sent to one of my list
I heard something really neat at my FHC this evening.
Someone said that sometimes, a census taker would ask a person to state their
age in terms of how old they were as of, for example, March 1. (Assume the
census is being taken on July 1, 1860.) The person might say 32 years old,
but really when he is answering the question, he is really 33, only his
birthdate was after March 1. If you didn't know this, you would see 32 in
the census and assume he was born in 1848.
But suppose the previous time around in 1850, the census taken just asked for
the person's age on the day the census is being taken. Say it is being taken
on July 1 again. This time, the person will give his correct age as 23, and
now if you calculate when he was born, you'd assume the person was born in
The person at the FHC said this is one reason why the ages of people in the
census records sometimes don't match from census to census.