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Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Speaker: Joseph Manning
Topic: The Lewis Hine Project -- Tracking Down the Lives of Child Laborers

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Census-Takers needed for Cape Cod

April 1, 2010 is the time for taking the 2010 Federal Census throughout the country.

An urgent call has just arrived from the Federal Census Office Manager for Cape Cod, for recruits to come forward for involvement in the enumeration of the 2010 Census. The Hyannis office, serving Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket, needs over 1500 applicants for conducting interviews with community residents who do not return their mailed census questionnaires that will appear in mailboxes on April 1 this year.

Schedules are flexible, and individuals can work weekends and evenings near their homes. Pay averages $15 per hour, and any driving mileage can be reimbursed. Interested persons are asked to call 866-861-2010 to schedule an appointment to take the required employment test. The federal government is trying very hard to have a complete 100% count of the population this year.

Why would genealogists be interested in this work? This role could be highly interesting to genealogists in terms of gaining insight into the process and possible errors that can occur in all census-taking. This work in turn will help genealogists to further understand how to interpret and judge the credibility of the earlier censuses that they are using in their own family research.

Visit http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/ for more information about 2010 US Census jobs.