Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) What year was one of your great-grandmothers born? Divide this number by 125 (use a calculator!) and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ahnentafel" - your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?
3) Tell us three to five facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."
4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.
5) NOTE: If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then "spin" the wheel again - pick another great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!
1) I picked my great-grandmother, Abbie Ardell (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944). Her birth year divided by 125 is 14.9, rounded up to 15.
2) #15 on my Ancestor List is Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952). She was born in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada on 4 August 1868 to James Abram and Mary Jane (Sovereen) Kemp, and died on 8 November 1952 in San Diego, San Diego County, California. She married Charles Auble (1849-1916) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 19 June 1898.
3) Five Facts about my great-grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble:
* I called her "Nana" - as did my mother. She was the earliest born person that I remember being with.
* Georgianna had only one child - my grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) in Chicago, Illinois where the Charles Auble family resided from 1898 to about 1911.
* Georgianna and Charles Auble moved to San Diego in about 1911 where Georgianna's brother, James A. Kemp resided. She resided in San Diego for the last 40 years of her life.
* Georgianna died by slipping on a rug on 28 October 1952 at 7:30 p.m. at her home (825 Harbor View Place) in San Diego, and fractured her hip. She was taken to a hospital where she died of acute myocardial failure.
* Georgianna (Kemp) Auble shared her mitochondrial DNA with her daughter, her granddaughter, and her three great-grandsons. We are in the K1b2b haplogroup. Unfortunately, it dies out with us, since we have no sisters.
4) I did it!
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