Don't let the title fool you. That's not really what this poem is about.
Wow, this is a huge "get" for Ancestry, and a boon to countless genealogists! NYC vital records!
Unfortunately, you'll have to put up with a short commercial, but it's worth it. I happen to be researching a lot of Papua New Guinea cases at the moment, so am hoping there are more finds like this.
A great read I suspect many genealogists will be able to relate to. h/t to Linda J. Barnes.