09 March 2010

2010 Census: No Maiden Name

Jean Snow sent an interesting note that the 2010 census form does not include a designated space for maiden name. Our genealogist descendants are going to be disappointed in 2082.

Then again, maybe not entirely disappointed.

I found an online example of the form and counted the number of squares allowed for the first name. I can get both my first and maiden names in there so that's what I'm going to do. You might think about that. Even if all of the letters don't fit, you might be able to include most of your maiden name.

1 comment:

  1. I agree that my maiden name will help future genealogists to find me if my maiden name is included. I would like to see the 2020 census forms provide space for a woman's maiden name.