Over the last roughly 48 hours, genealogists and non-genealogists alike have been flooding the Archives.gov website trying to get a glimpse of the 1940 census. Due to some glitches with the NARA website and the wait time for the images to be ready for indexing on FamilySearch, a lot of folks took to the Twitterverse. I woke up Tuesday morning and noticed that #1940census was trending! I was so excited! Then I started reading some of the tweets …
It didn’t take me long to realize that a lot of young people simply had no idea that there even WAS a 1940 census, much less that it was being released after 72 years.
Here are a few that made me scratch my head (and gives some insight into the minds – or lack thereof – of America’s youth):
But some of these folks actually have a sense of humor:
… and it appears some of the might even be aware of current events:
I’m just glad that a genealogy-related topic is finally trending on Twitter! And I have to say I’m a little troubled at the apparent ignorance of these Twerps, but I am particularly troubled by the language people choose, especially when they are limited to 140 characters.
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