Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Penmanship Honors

As genealogists, we regularly curse and bemoan the poor penmanship of poll takers and enumerators. But today I want to turn the tables of that trite and tired tradition by instead awarding the Golden Pen 🖊️ 🥇 to  Joseph F. Young, a census taker in Muskegon, Michigan, whose block printing in a 1930 census record is a glory to behold. Our collective hats 🎩 off to you, Joe. 

Snippet of a hand written 1930 U.S. Federal census with careful block handwriting.

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