Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and I hope that you do...), is to:
1) Determine which of your ancestors has appeared in the most census records - any census! (this topic was suggested by reader bgwiehle in an email several weeks ago. Thanks bg!).
2) Tell us about it in your own blog post
Well Probably Eliza Minerva (Hellenbolt) Dillingham, she was born in Wisconsin in 1845, so she appeared in the:
1850 Census Wisconsin
1860 Census Minnesota
1870 Census Minnesota
1880 Census Minnesota
1900 Census Illinois
1910 Census Illinois
1920 Census Illinois
1930 Census Illinois
died 1933 Illinois. So 8 Federal census.
My dad will probably set the record appearing in 10 federal census, but 6 are still closed. He did get to see himself in three census 1910 Minnesota age 3, 1920 Montana and 1930 Idaho, but he died in 2008 so he did not get to see himself in the 1940 census in Washington.