2011 Census this Sunday... a personal plea
We've chatted at length about religion, jediism, etc, but on a more serious note the census is about who is in your household on Sunday night...
I've spent a long time trying to unpick my family tree and couldn't have done it without the census records. I've found those little snippets of information about my ancestors both fascinating and frustrating.
While parts of my tree have roots back to the 1580s, some bits still stubbornly refuse to go back before 1900.
"Grandpa, you should have been so easy to find in the 1911 census. You were aged two with an unusual forename (Erle)... so why do your parents appear to be using a different surname in 1911 and can I believe anything else it says about the family?"
For the sake of your descendants in 100 years time, if for no other reason, please fill in the census and please fill it in as accurately as possible!
I've got my online submission all ready to go - won't submit it yet as who knows what unexpected visitor might turn up on Sunday. I've been doing my best in the limited space and questions to give somebody in the future a clue as to why my other half is in Australia!