Were Related users received notifications that Barack Obama had confirmed them as a fourth cousin once removed. Genea-Musings’ Randy Seaver posted his notification and the linked pages explaining the relationship.
A Learn More link at the bottom of the explanatory page fessed up about the April Fool’s Day prank.
Some think the joke is funny, some dont (and some who didn’t click through probably believe it). Either way, FamilyLink is getting a lot of buzz. According to the AllFacebook blog, Were Related is experiencing five times its usual traffic today.
FamilyLink CEO Paul Allen linked to Were Related users Tweets on Twitter.