re: census records
I have a great grandfather who changes from census to census (from 1880 to 1930.) 3 list his birthplace as NJ and 2 give NY. His birth year varies from 1860 to 1863. Some records say 1 parent was born in Ireland, another says both were born in Ireland, and another says both were born here. Makes me suspect that the current generation isn't the first to dislike the census.