Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 80 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 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 a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children! Or pick an ancestor!
1) One of my great-grandfathers was Henry Austin Carringer, born in 1853. Dividing 1853 by 80 gives me a "Roulette" number of 23 (rounded off).
2) Number 23 in my "Ancestor Name List" (i.e., Pedigree Chart) is Amy Frances Oatley (1826-1864), who married Henry White (1824-1885) in 1844 in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut.
3) Three facts about Amy Frances Oatley:
* Amy was born in 1826 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island to Jonathan Oatley and Amy Champlin. She had 13 siblings.
* Amy died on 12 November 1864 in Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, at age 36.
* Amy had six children with Henry White - Ellen Frances White (1845-1916), Julia E. White (1848-1913), Emily Elizabeth White (1849-1939), Henry J. White (1853-1919), female White (1858-1858), and Frederick J. White (1860-????).
4) I did!
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