July 29, 2014

How the Census Will Change in the Future

Genealogists in search of their family history have reaped great rewards from census records being digitized and made available online on websites like Ancestry.com.

In the future, Americans will have the option to respond to a ‘digital’ enumerator – the Internet.

According to CBS News “For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age.”

Read the rest of the story here.

 

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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.