Re: 1930 census - invented people #usa #general #records

Stephen Weinstein

On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 08:23 AM, <schaffer6896@...> wrote:
I don't know how it worked in 1930, but this year we were told that after repeated attempts to reach someone in a residence failed, we were instructed by our superiors to approach neighbors or a building manager for information.  In several cases, I was able to eventually contact the actual resident and found that the information they gave me was usually different than the information I had received from the neighbor or building manager. 
In 1930, children spontaneously played with their neighbor's kids in the streets or the apartment building's hallways, instead of watching television, playing games on their iPhones, going on pre-arranged playdates that required a car trip, etc.  So parents would have been much more aware of whether their neighbors had children and their names and approximate ages than they are now.
Stephen Weinstein
Camarillo, California, USA

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