Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Genealogists Celebrate April Fools Day

There were several April Fool's Day posts today, and I thought it would be fun to highlight them.  Here are the ones I found:

*  Family Tree Magazine's Skimpiest Issue Ever on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  6 April Fool's Day Pranks From History on the Genealogy Insider blog.

*  LANDMARK BREAKTHROUGH:  Death Records for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Discovered on FindMyPast on the FindMyPast.co.uk Blog.

*  April Fools on the My Maine Ancestry blog.

*  On This April Fool's Day, Tell Us Which Ancestor Made a Fool Out Of You on the Ancestry.com Blog.

*  Scientist's Discover Oldest Citation Ever on The Ancestry Insider blog.

*  Ancestry Airlines on Tamura Jones' Google+ Feed.

*  New on GeneaNet:  Send Your GEDCOM by Phone on the GeneaNet Blog. (thank you, Louis!)

*  For technology lovers:  Your 2014 April Fool's Day Prank Spoiler on Lifehacker.

If you know of others, please let me know in a comment or email and i'll add them to the list.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

UPDATED;  1 April 2014, 10 p.m.


Louis Kessler said...

I saw this on Twitter:
@geneanetdotorg: New on Geneanet : Send your GEDCOM File by Phone: We are proud to launch a new service for Geneanet... http://t.co/OsugdrCF9V #genealogy

Randy Seaver said...

thanks, Louis! I saw the post, but thought it was for real! Didn't read after the image to see the April Fool's words.

Pam Carter said...

Thanks for including my post. This is a fun list and I love the compilations because I find new blogs to check out.

Lynn David said...

I re-wrote an article I did for our local genealogical society's column in the local newspaper. The story dealt with an April Fools prank by a 2x great grandmother on her neighbor back in 1861. The prank resulted in a civil court case. You can see it at: http://lijability.livejournal.com/73690.html