Thursday, September 13, 2012

Census tips from Members


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10 Top Census Tips from YOU!
Sometimes plugging in a name and hitting search isn't all it takes. Like when you're faced with a tough-to-follow family member who either wouldn't stay put or whose name is so often misspelled that it's impossible to know at first glance that you've found the right person.
So we posed the question: "What do you do when you can't find someone in the census?" And you answered with countless tricks you already use. We've compiled our 10 favorites, plus detailed instructions, so you can try them whenever you have a family member who doesn't want to be found.
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