Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Spooky names in the census

An Ancestry press release listed a number of names taken from the census records with Hallowe'en connections. The press release is here.

The release also lists a number of occupations found in the census records with Hallowe'en potential - witches, wizards and the like.

It's a fun read. The Ancestry CEO said:
"Family history creates deep emotional connections with your roots, but it can also be playful and fun, providing interesting trivia from the past," said Tim Sullivan, CEO, MyFamily.com, Inc., parent company of Ancestry.com. "These intriguing Halloween anecdotes found in our census data are great examples of the out-of-the-ordinary information you can learn from historical records, giving you a unique insight into the lives of your ancestors."

Great marketing, eh?

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