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The evolution of urban and metropolitan areas

I have frequently posted about issues related to census Urbanized Areas and Metropolitan Statistical Areas. (Click on Census under the list of Categories on the right.) I have worked with data for these areas going back to the original Metropolitan Districts first defined by the census in 1910. 780 more words


Determining the Fate of American Business for the Next Decade: Insights Association Testifies in Congress About 2020 Census

Thank you to the Insights Association for advocating on behalf of all member and non-member researchers who depend on data from the US census. Full post available here: … 4,690 more words


American Library Association: ALA releases new Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census

American Library Association: ALA releases new Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census. “Today the American Library Association released the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census, a new resource to prepare libraries for the decennial count of every person living in the United States.” The guide is free.

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"Bad" genealogist...

Yep, according to many within the genealogy community, I’m a “bad” genealogist…By what definition, you might be wondering. Well, I skip about and research what interests me, rather than following the accepted rules that state that we should a) formulate a question and then follow the Genealogical Proof Standard to answer it. 1,535 more words

Family History

Companies That Rely On US Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt

Same issues arose from the Canadian business community with respect to the 2011 National Household Survey, given the adverse impact on demographic and other data, particularly in smaller geographic areas: 1,252 more words


Finding the women in our histories

Suffragette being arrested

There is a saying out there that says “Well behaved women never make history.” It’s been attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Boleyn and other women throughout history. 346 more words