Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Here's the mission from Randy Seaver:

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Time Capsule

Hey genea-fanatics, it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you deign to accept it (come on, it's fun!), is to:

1) Go to the dMarie Time Capsule Website - http://dmarie.com/timecap/

2) Select a date in your family history that you want to know about. You might pick a birth date or wedding date of your parents or grandparents.

3) Enter the date into the search form, and select the news, songs, toys, books and other things that you want to feature.

4) Share the date, why you picked it, and the results of your Time Capsule study on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a comment or post on Facebook.


I picked 05 Aug 1903, the day Emma Ruch and Thomas Higgins were married. (I didn't realize it was a Wednesday, huh!)
Prices in 1903: Bread, $0.04/load; Milk, $0.29/gal (Thomas was a milk dealer so this is an interesting piece of information to me.) You could buy a house for $4000 and mail a letter for $0.02. The average Income was $703/yr.

Theodore Roosevelt was President; the hot new toys was Crayola Crayons; one of the top songs was Mother o' Mine by Rudyard Kipling; and top book was the now classic The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Great site, Randy!! I'm sure I'll be using it often while writing my ancestors' stories. Only wish the earlier years  had a bit more info.

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