Sunday, September 14, 2008

An Interesting Census Story

I found something interesting while looking at census returns for southern Ontario, Canada the other day. Apparently a census taker had to pay for a translator when he tried to record several families who spoke only gaelic!

In the census information notes provided by the hardworking agent of the government, he was forced to pay out of his own pocket to pay an individual to help him get the proper information from some relatively recent arrivals who spoke gaelic only. There's no word if the the poor guy was ever recompensated or not.

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