29 October 2006

A scary group in the Census

While Halloween isn’t on the Jewish calendar, here’s a light-hearted look at what can be found in the US and UK Census collections, courtesy of Ancestry.com’s 24/7 Family History Circle.

Among the interesting folk they discovered are Frank and Fannie Frankenstein, Jacob Monster, as well as the Vampire, Devil, Pumpkin, Goblin and Ghoul families. Read the rest here.

Come Purim, I think I’ll check the censuses see if more of our favorites are lurking.

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