Most, if not all, census 2000 forms have been delivered or mailed by now. I
received mine last week and have returned it. (Winn Parish finished today)
If you have not received your form, please call 1-800-471-9424. I suggest
waiting no later than 24 March as the deadline for returns is 1 April 2000.
If you have received your census form please fill it out and mail it. Don't
wait for the next round when the enumerators will begin calling and knocking
on doors to "help" you fill yours out.
And most important, if you received a long form, please don't write or call
me complaining (8>)). I personally wish everyone would have received the
long form. Just imagine 72 years from now when some genealogist begins
looking at this census and discovers the horrid little short forms that have
little to no information of value!
Is there a date for all census forms to be mailed or handed out? I have
received one yet. I do live out of the city limits. When should I
worried about now form and contact someone? And how do I go about
the people in my area?
PS--Maybe the government just doesn't want to count me!!!!!
From: Jo Branch [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 11:01 PM
To: Sue Badeaux
Subject: Re: Draft Rec.
I did forget to mention in my last message, that the real slowdown on this
is proofing --- the decision was made (and I forget if this was Annette
myself or if you were there also, Sue) not to make hard copies of
records due to the cost. This means that I have to type pages, back up,
proof, start over. And these eyes ain't as young as they use to be. (8>))
My understanding of the Census work is that we are due for a 2 week
shutdown, then back to work if we want to be rehired. I'm going to use
time to finish this project.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sue Badeaux <bado(a)intersurf.com>
To: Jo Branch <jojr(a)earthlink.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 14:32
Subject: RE: Draft Rec.
> If you are going to be finished in a month or so, I don't forsee a
> I guess they are asking me because the records are in the journal. But I
> don't know your schedule or when you will be finished. Probably giving
> to the library will be the best thing to do. They have the
> there. I might stipulate that if we need them for a project, we
> the option of removing them for an extended period of time.
> Was in the library yesterday reading the 1880 Caldwell census and came
> across Abner Gilmore, age 59 with his wife Mary A. They are on page 56.
> probably have this already, but just in case you don't I jotted it
> down.Couldn't find my people, however.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jo Branch [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 3:10 PM
> To: Sue Badeaux
> Cc: Annette Womack
> Subject: Draft Rec.
> >One other item I must bring up now. At the next meeting I will bring up
> >Draft Records. Members are asking me when they can have access to the
> >microfilm. We have to arrange something so they can use the microfilm
> >copy the items they wish. I am telling you this, because you
> >with some ideas and because I don't want you to think this is some sort
> >personal attack either. Also, at the next meeting I will make a
> >that before something important is voted on we make a study
> >are presented before the vote.
> I did forsee where people would like to view and make copies of these
> records. I'm sure you both remember when we discussed this matter, but
> also discussed the inconvenience of one person (me) making
> all requests.
> At this time I cannot think of anyway that the microfilm could leave my
> house until I finish typing and correcting. Often when I'm working on
> records is late at night or weekends, though I am now going to
> squeeze in an hour or two each morning. Prayerfully I'll be
> within a month.
> My suggestion is for ease of use it would be better to donate this
> to the Winn Parish Library.
> Any other ideas?