I liked the time capsule genealogy fun post so much that I have decided to make it a regular feature here on the blog! So welcome to the first Time Capsule Tuesday post.
Today, I chose to travel back in time to the birth date of my great-grandmother, Bessie Alice Carter.
Bessie was born February 9, 1883 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bessie was adopted by Charles Kelso and Sarah Schoonover Carter shortly after her birth. We have no information on her birth parents. We have checked with the state of Wisconsin but their records do not go back that far. Through DNA, my mother and I have discovered that she must have been from Swedish and/or Norwegian descent. I ended up with an Ethnicity Estimate of 7% Sweden and 5% Norway. No one else in the family came from either of those countries.