I have just come across this piece of information from the www.jerseyweekly.com about children in St. Martins School, Jersey having the opportunity to learn about taking a census and all that is involved. What a great idea for a classroom lesson! This may sew the seed of interest in some child who may become a future genealogist.
Head statistician at the Statistics Unit, Duncan Gibaut, said “The census allows people to find out about their ancestors. It will also allow future generations to see what life was like in Jersey in 2011.
My descendants in 100 years time will see that I am not on the Jersey census for the first time since 1971. I wonder if they will have access to all my records and research I have taken and therefore will know that I emigrated to Australia or will they have to start their own investigation as to why I suddenly disappear?