Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

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 -
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.
Here's mine:

I choose the wedding date of Clinton Phillip Woerner and his wife Anna Elizabeth Kinnison. Whom are my grandparents on my father’s side. The wedding date for them is July 1, 1939

Saturday, July 01, 1939

Top News Headlines This Week:

Jul 3 - Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler   Jul 3 - Lou Gehrig day; Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech   Jul 4 - Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game   Jul 4 - Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day   Jul 6 - German Nazi's close last Jewish enterprises   Jul 7 - 52nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Kay Stammers (62 60)  

Top Songs for 1939

And the Angels Sing by Benny Goodman    
Scatter-Brain by Frankie Masters    

Jeepers Creepers by Al Donohue    
Beer Barrel Polka by Will Glahe    

Over the Rainbow by Glenn Miller (also Judy Garland)    
Deep Purple by Larry Clinton    

Moon Love by Glenn Miller    
South of the Border by Shep Fields    

Stairway to the Stars by Glenn Miller    
Wishing (Will Make It So) by Glenn Miller    

1939 Prices
US President

Franklin D. Roosevelt

US Vice President

John N. Garner

Academy Award Winners


Best Picture:
Gone With The Wind

Directed By Victor Fleming

Best Actor:
Robert Donat

in Goodbye Mr. Chips

Best Actress:
Vivien Leigh

in Gone With The Wind



Avg Income:

Min Wage:

DOW Avg:

People born on July 1

1934 - Jamie Farr Toledo Oh, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH)

1916 - Olivia de Havilland, Tokyo Japan, actress (Adventures of Robin Hood)

1952 - Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)

1942 - Karen Black Park Ridge Ill, (5 Easy Pieces, Trilogy of Horror, Pyx)

Hot New Toys in 1939


Top Books in 1939

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce    
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck    

Studies in Iconology by Erwin Panofsky    
The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West    

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright    


Well that was neat. I have to laugh at the View Master.