Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:
1) Determine which event in your ancestral history that you would love to be a witness to via a Time Machine. Assume that you could observe the event, but not participate in it.
2) Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status post.
My two choices that first spring to mind are the Battle of Waterloo where my 3x great grandfather William Whimpey fought, or the baptism of my 2x great grandmother, Margaret Price.
I am choosing the baptism of my 2x great grandmother, Margaret Price. I have a date of birth for her from a birthday book handed down in the family (actually an email from a family member that indicates the information is from a birthday book), her place of birth from her son’s birth certificate, her father’s name (John) from her marriage certificate, but I have no idea who her mother was. The baptism records I have found in the right area either don’t list the parents, or they have the wrong father. If I could be present at her baptism, I’d know when and where she was baptised, and the names of her parents, and hopefully her mother’s maiden name as well.