Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, March 24, 2012

Randy at GeneaMusings has a fun challenge tonight. It is:

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

Tonight, we're going to go down memory lane a bit.

1) What was the #1 song on the day you were born? Or on your birthday when you were 18? Or when you married? Or some other important date in your life.

2) Go to and enter the date and select from UK, US or Australia record lists. Note: the first date available is 1 January 1946.

Alternatively, go to and enter the month and date and see a list of songs for each year since 1940.

3) Tell us what your results are (If you are sensitive about your age, don't list the date or year... ) on a blog post of your own, a comment to this post, in a Facebook status line, or in a Google Plus Stream note.

Since I was born in 1951, I chose that year in at This Day in Music. The song listed as being Number 1 in 1951 was Because of You by Tony Bennett.

Lyrics for this lovely song are found online.

When I see this photo of my family from 1952, I like to think that because my parents loved each other so much, they kept on adding to the family tree.

Even though my folks are now in Heaven, their are now six of their children, twenty grandchildren, and several great grandchildren, all who can trace their beginnings on the "O" side back to Paul & Joyce Orshoski. I am sure they listened to "Because of You" by Tony Bennett many a time during 1951!

Thanks for this fun Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge, Randy!

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