Monday, October 17, 2011

The Ancestors' Geneameme

Better late then never, I am playing the Ancestors GeneaMeme as posted on the  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to:
1) Participate in the Ancestors GeneaMeme created by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog.
2) Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note, or in a Google+ Stream item.
The Ancestors' Geneameme
The list should be 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


Which of these apply to you?

  1. Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents (Frederich Glewwe, Wilhelmina Kloss, Heinrich Patet, Augusta Hinz, John Hymers, Rozilla Kipp, Frank Nascher, Ursula Marxer, Michel Brossois, Marguerite Legault, Narcisse Trepanier, Victorie Chauvin, Niels Jensen, Maren Sorensdatter, George Washington Toombs, Cecelia Decker)
  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 (GGrandfather married 3 times) 
  5. Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
  6. Met all four of my grandparents
  7. Met one or more of my great-grandparents (Grandma Rands)
  8. Named a child after an ancestor - (Daughter is named after husband's grandmother)
  9. Bear an ancestor's given name/s
  10. Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland (I'll take Scotland)
  11. Have an ancestor from Asia
  12. Have an ancestor from Continental Europe (Germany, Prussia)
  13. Have an ancestor from Africa
  14. Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer (Didn't everyone farm in Minnesota?)
  15. Have an ancestor who had large land holdings (How large is large?  Since they got out of farming at some point, I don't consider land holdings large)
  16. Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi
  17. Have an ancestor who was a midwife (My grandmother was a "wet nurse")
  18. Have an ancestor who was an author Indirectly with aunt publishing family history and grand uncle Harold Stassen and his books.
  19. Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones GGGG grandmother Agnes Rankin Smith, that Scottish relative)
  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 beginnining with Z (1st cousin 3times removed...Zoa Trepanier)
  23. Have an ancestor born on 25th December (32 with husband's family included.  Youngest is niece Clarissa)
  24. Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day (18 with same perameters)
  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 (It was close, grandmother born in MN and her sister was born in Canada)
  28. Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century
  29. Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier
  30. Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents (Homestead paper of GGrandfather in Minneaota)
  31. Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
  32. Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university (Grandmother went to Bemidji Teacher's College)
  33. Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence
  34. Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime (Have digital newspaper article telling of how the horse and buggy were stolen from in front of church during Sunday services)
  35. Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (A Place We Call Home blog)
  36. Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)
  37. Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries
  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
  40. Have a pre-19th century family bible

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