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Westport By The Numbers

On April 15, it doesn’t take Einstein — or even a very good accountant — to know that Westporters pay more than the average American in taxes.* 194 more words

People

Are there errors in the US Census?

I’ve been working on my family genealogy since 1991 and have looked at census records for my ancestor, covering the years 1870 to 1940. the percentage of errors for just my family is …well, as they say, “good enough for government work”, but hardly a passing grade for anyone else. 553 more words

Family History

Getting Started in Family History: A Case Study Part 1

I’ve been doing family history since I was in college, so sometimes I forget what it’s like to start from zero.  So this morning, that’s exactly what I did. 333 more words

Family History

Searching the US Census

Recently, someone asked for my help finding an ancestor on a US Census.

She had great luck with this method I suggested, so I thought I’d share… 285 more words

Family History

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: Celebrating the Success Worldwide

I don’t normally do this kind of thing but, because this is a day to celebrate the grand achievements women all around the world are making, and because this is such phenomenal information (albeit excessively long and highly wonky), I am sharing this cut and paste from the… 1,526 more words

Women's Issues

Feeling Crowded? No Wonder: Brooklyn is Bursting at the Seams

You probably don’t need an interactive map to know that Brooklyn is a crowded place to live. However, if you like to wallow in your pain, … 215 more words

Clinton Hill

US Latinos are more educated and better off than people realize

This post has been corrected.

Ethnicity in the US is notoriously difficult for demographers to classify, and it’s getting tougher as the country becomes more diverse. 813 more words