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From: David Buzzek <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] [COOK-CO-IL] Religious Orders in the Census
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 15:45:25 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <>

Nuns would be listed by their convent address at the time of the census, and until recent years, would not likely have their "maiden" names.
Dave B

David T Buzzek
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--- On Thu, 1/1/09, <> wrote:

> From: <>
> Subject: [COOK-CO-IL] Religious Orders in the Census
> To: "Chicago" <>, "Cook" <>
> Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 4:13 PM
> Listers,
> 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?
> BIll
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