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How Honest Should You Be?

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How Honest Should You Be?

Posted: 8 Jun 2011 11:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello all. I have been diligently researching my family tree for months now with the intention of providing other family members and their children with a nice written family history. I have encountered something that I’m not sure I should share. It appears that on the 1880 Federal Census a direct ancestor of mine was classified as “Idiotic” / “Insane”. I don’t know historically what would qualify a person to be classified this way or who would do it, but it’s right there. Should I conceal this from the rest of the family, maybe redact it or something or should I let them all know? Thanks in advance for any help.
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ke1020 8 Jun 2011 5:42PM GMT 
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ke1020 8 Jun 2011 6:27PM GMT 
LadyJen23 9 Jun 2011 12:58AM GMT 
BobGaudio 9 Jun 2011 12:08PM GMT 
Marvaq60 9 Jun 2011 9:37PM GMT 
EdanaDaithi 11 Jun 2011 4:20PM GMT 
LHSwisher 14 Jun 2011 4:34AM GMT 
Robert Keyes 6 Nov 2012 7:58PM GMT 
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