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CENSUS WORKERS for the 2020 CENSUS

I got a call from a friend, asking me if I was going to apply to be a census worker for the 2020 census or volunteer for the 1950 census project. These projects are going to be a HUGE endeavor, the 2020 many times more HUGE than the 2010.  The population expanded rapidly. It was the post World War II baby boom. Suburbs were being built and Americans were expanding out from living in cities. GI's

THE MAN WITH THE NATIVE AMERICAN DATABASE and FREE RESEARCH

Perhaps it's the synchronicity of having a couple potential clients who want to prove Native American ancestry, but the other day, just sitting on a bench outside a restaurant, I met a man who introduced himself and said he was a Native American genealogy expert.  That's not what the outside of his van said, but he handed me his card proving he was accepted into a tribe and said it had taken him

CHILDHOOD WITT and SAYINGS a PART OF FAMILY HISTORY WRITING

A new friend and I started reminiscing about all the things our parents said to their children when the children were playing creatively or rough. We were watching some other people's children throw sand in the air and yelled and that sparked the conversation.  We didn't want anyone's children to get sand in their eyes or ears. The children were having such fun though. They proceeded to go

STARTING THE YEAR OUT WITH NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY QUESTIONS

NATIVE KNOT: Native American Tribal Registration

Two people have asked me to help them with Native American genealogy to prove they should be members of tribes - One Seneca and the other Kiowa. In the past I mentioned that tribes usually expect 16% genetic link - as proven by genealogy documents not DNA - which means one great grandparent or two great great grandparents.  However, I discovered