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Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Religious Orders in the Census
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 22:13:34 +0000 (UTC)


I am curious to know if the religious orders were counted in the census. I am aware that Catholic priests kept their full name, but nuns changed their names. There would be many Sister Mary so and so's. I have a Sister Monica formerly Bridget Therese McDermott. She was a Sinsinawa Dominican nun. Her assignments were all over the place, but mainly in the Midwest. How would one locate a nun in a census? Did they still keep their surname?


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