Diana Hartman writes today at Blogcritics.org about her experiences with the census, and dishes out some family dirt in the process.
Incidentally, my great-grandmother was a horrid woman. I still question the motivation of a man who spirits away his eldest daughter (leaving sons and a younger daughter behind), but if great-grandma was as mean at 25 as she was at 75, I would have bid my farewells, too. The younger daughter, my grandmother, Mildred, who was no kind person herself, once told me her grandmother was "a witch." Try passing genealogy off at an Anger Management Class and see how far it flies. Er, not that I would know. [Link]