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Thursday, February 09, 2012

THE GENEALOGIST'S TIME CAPSULE CHALLENGE

Recently a time capsule left by the residents of Abington in 1912 was opened
at a meeting of the Historical Society of Old Abington. ("old" Abington  included
the neighboring towns of Rockland and Whitman that had broken off from
Abington). You can read about the contents of the box here at Boston.com.

This got me thinking:if I were going to leave a time capsule for someone to
open a century from now, what would I leave in  it? What things from my every
day life, what family memories would I want to pass on to future relatives?

What would you put in YOUR time capsule?

 I'm interested in seeing what you would save. So, here's the Genealogist's
Time Capsule Challenge:

1 Make a list of what you would put in a time capsule and why you'd choose
each item.

2, What would you use for the time capsule? Where would you have it kept?

3. Write a blogpost with the above information. If you don't have a blog, why.
not??? Ok, if you don't send your time capsule idea to me as a comment to
this post or email it to me. If you do have a blog, make sure to send me
the link to your time capsule post.

4. Deadline for submissions will be March 15th so it doesn't interfere with
that post you are going to write for the next Carnival of Genealogy topic. 
You ARE going to write a COG post too, right?  I am!

So there it is!  Remember, it's for people to see 100 years from now, so
use your imagination and think carefully about your choices!

Have fun!

11 comments:

Anthony said...

That is an interesting idea. If I decide to blog about the topic, I will post a link in this comment stream.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Bill, What a fun challenge! Here is my post:

http://tinyurl.com/72xdxbb

my Heritage Happens said...

What a fun idea Bill! I am thinking on it right now! Will let you know when I post on this!

Anthony said...

Ok, I have begun the process of answering your challenge. My first post on it is below:

http://elander-anthony.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-time-capsules-part-1.html

plc718 said...

Here is my blog for this challenge.

Jo Graham said...

Great idea, Bill, here's a link to my post

http://www.scottishgenealogist.com/blog/?p=905

Anthony said...

Ok, I've completed Part 2 of my answer to the challenge and will finish it up by March 11.

http://elander-anthony.blogspot.com/

plc718 said...

http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-genealogy-time-capsule.html

Apple said...

Mine's done - Do Not Open Until 15 Mar 2112.

http://appledoesntfallfar2.blogspot.com/2012/03/do-not-open-until-15-mar-2112.html

John said...

Here are my responses:

http://blog.transylvaniandutch.com/2012/03/creating-time-capsule.html

Anglers Rest said...

....and here is my late entry
http://anglersrest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/what-would-you-put-in-time-capsule.html