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Oct 15

Ancestors GeneaMeme

This Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge, “Ancestors GeneaMeme” was created by Jill Ball (Geniaus blog).

The Rules: The list was annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
You are encouraged to add extra comments in brackets after each item

My responses are annotated as requested –

1.  Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents [have documentation for vital records of ¾ who where born in the U.S., but not for the four who lived in Nova Scotia]

2.  Can name over 50 direct ancestors

3.  Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents 

4.  Have an ancestor who was married more than three times 

5.  Have an ancestor who was a bigamist [not that I know of]

6.  Met all four of my grandparents [My grandfather Perkins died before my birth]

7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents [None of my great-grandparents were alive when I was born]

8.  Named a child after an ancestor

9.  Bear an ancestor’s given name/s

10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland

11.  Have an ancestor from Asia

12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe

13.  Have an ancestor from Africa

14.  Have an ancestor who was an agricultural laborer

15.  Have an ancestor who had large land holdings 

16.  Have an ancestor who was a holy man – minister, priest, rabbi 

17.  Have an ancestor who was a midwife (unsure)

18.  Have an ancestor who was an author. [My paternal grandfather, although he was seldom published]

19.  Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones

20.  Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng

21.  Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X

22.  Have an ancestor with a forename beginning with Z

23.  Have an ancestor born on 25th December [my paternal grandmother]

24.  Have an ancestor born on New Year’s Day [my father]

25.  Have blue blood in your family lines

26.  Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth

27.  Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth [my paternal grandmother]

28.  Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century [all of my maternal lines and that of my paternal grandfather]

29.  Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier [many]

30.  Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents [Daniel R. Woodward, Laura (Davis) Woodward]

31.  Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X [probably]

32.  Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university [not that I know of]

33. Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence [not that I know of]

34.  Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime [not that I know of]

35.  Have shared an ancestor’s story online or in a magazine [The Digital Genealogist and in a blog, “MusingsByLinda.com/MyFamily/]

36.  Have published a family history online or in print

37.  Have visited an ancestor’s home from the 19th or earlier centuries [Franklin, Canterbury, & Loudon, New Hampshire]

38.  Still have an ancestor’s home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family

39.  Have a family bible from the 19th Century [have Bible of my great grandfather, Alfred H. Brown, but he did not record vitals therein]

40.  Have a pre-19th century family bible

Permanent link to this article: http://www.musingsbylinda.com/MyFamily/?p=322

2 comments

  1. Geniaus

    Pleased to meet you through the meme, Linda.

    I see you have Rootstech logo on your blog, I’ll be there again in 2012 – I hope our paths cross.

    1. admin

      I’ll look forward to seeing you again at RootsTech. We met briefly last year.

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