Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April Fools Followup

I've heard that some of you were never able to see your search results in yesterday's 1890 Census Recovered article, perhaps deciding that that was an April Fools joke and giving up. If that happened to you, try clicking this link to go online and retry your search on my website. If the Search button still doesn't work, try the Search link next to it.

Reaction to the article was mixed. AnonymousFHC wrote,

You got me. It took me a couple of reading before I caught on and then I rolled on the floor with delight.

Bruce M., a college composition teacher, thought the article was "not very original or creative." (Weird! That's exactly what my college composition teachers said about my writing!)

Robert Baca, president of the New Mexico Genealogical Society (and a secondary school teacher who obviously appreciates good writing) thought he could use the article creatively.

I sent this to the New Mexico Genealogical Society Board. I can't wait to see their reaction. [I may] soon ... be ex-president of NMGS.

Award winning blogger, Randy Weaver, had rashly promised his wife he'd stop blogging when the 1890 Census was discovered intact. Oops. Sorry about that, Randy.

Now I have a little matter to confess. Everything before the heading "Complete Recovery" was true. Click on the first reference to see the National Archives Prologue article by Kellee Blake that I used as my source. The other references in my article bear the same number as those in Blake's article.

Perhaps the remainder of the article was... political positioning and not representative of my actual beliefs. I'm sorry. The 1890 Census population schedules have perished.

But I.N.S.A.N.E. and I have found the 1890 Census punch cards, which I'll post next April Fool's day!!! ;-)

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