Here is something a bit different today. I’m posting a midi file with the ‘Music of My Ancestors’ as part of Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings’ Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Hope this works!
If you click on this link, you should hear a music box tune generated over at P22 Music Text Composition Generator from a list of the surnames of many of my children’s ancestors. I think it sounds quite lovely, like an Aeolian message. (My dad, who was a musician, would think this was clap trap though.)
ADAMS, BINNIE, CALDER, CARMICHAEL, CUTMORE, DERHAM, EDWARDS, GILCHRIST,HAMILTON, HEELEY, IRWIN, KINGSLEY, LEES, LIVINGSTON, MOFFAT, PLAYER, POLLOCK, RODGERS, ROGERS, RYDBERG,SAGGERS, SCOTT, STAINES, TRIPP, WEBB, WHITE, WOOD, ZETTERBERG
And just because this is my postcard website, here is a postcard showing one of these ancestors, Walter Scott, my grandfather, as A Young Canuck. This 1906 card is one of the reasons I’m interested in fostering more use of postcards in genealogy. It’s the only evidence I’ve ever had that he visited his WOOD/WOODMAN cousins on Rhode Island in the USA. And what a sweet bit of evidence it is.
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Hi Diane, fun activity! I too did not get my melody online until Sunday evening. After experiencing your lovely melody, my melody sounds more like a duck quacking more than anything — LOL! Still, I had a blast just going through the motions of creating, converting it to .mp3 and installing it on my blog. Thanks so much for the idea. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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