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5 Hidden Clues in the US Census — Amy Johnson Crow

The US census forms the basis of much of our family history research. It is often among the first things we search for when trying to answer a genealogical question.

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Utahns concerned about citizenship question on 2020 census

SALT LAKE CITY – A big change is coming to the 2020 census and some Utahns are worried.

Every 10 years, we get a snapshot of America with new census numbers as required by the constitution. 339 more words


Against the odds, English is on the rise in four US states

California, Texas, and New Mexico have long been the most multilingual states in the US. In those places, over half of kids aged eight or younger have a parent who speaks a language other than English at home. 118 more words

The US is now buying more stretchy pants than blue jeans

You can wear them while exercising, lounging around, out on the town, or even to work. High-elasticity pants—whether designed for yoga or athleisure—are a versatile part of many women’s wardrobes. 87 more words

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 5

So for the past few weeks I’ve been working on Amy Johnson Crow’s genealogy challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  Though I’m behind – I have found it very rewarding to focus on a different family member each week. 403 more words


Ex-slave was among final Revolutionary War participants

Determining the last survivor of pre-20th century conflicts has long been an iffy proposition.

Birth registration in some US states, for example, did not begin until the 1920s, and a number of individuals who claimed to be the last surviving Confederate soldiers in their respective Southern states were nearly all later shown by census records to almost certainly have been born too late to have actually served in the 1861-65 conflict. 638 more words


Guess which US immigrants improve their English skills fastest

Donald Trump doesn’t think languages other than English belong in the US. During his 2016 presidential campaign, he criticized Jeb Bush for speaking “Mexican,” because “this is America.” He also wants people’s English-speaking skills to… 475 more words