Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 
 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



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 75 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 "ah
nentafel" - 
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 any ancestor!


Here's mine:


1)  One of my great-grandfather's was Thomas Richmond, born in 1848 in Hilperton, England.  So my "roulette number" is 1848/75 =  24.64, rounded up to 25.

2)  #25 on my ancestor name list is my great-great-grandmother, Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1832-1901).  She was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania on 2 April 1932, and married David Jackson Carringer in Mercer County, Pennsylvania on 16 October 1851.  She died 13 December 1901 in San Diego, California.

3)  Here are three facts about Rebecca:

*  She and David traveled all the way across the USA during their lifetimes.  They moved from Mercer County, Pennsylvania to Louisa County, Iowa before 1860 with three small children, to Boulder County, Colorado by 1873, and then to San Diego, California in about 1898.

*  Rebecca had three children, Harvey Edgar Carringer (1852-1946), who never married and came to San Diego with his parents;  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) who married Della Smith, who came to San Diego in 1887 on their honeymoon; and Effie Eva Carringer (1858-1874) who never married, and died in Boulder.  

*  Rebecca entered the family data in a Family Bible, but the only pages that survived are the vital records pages.  The birth entries for David, Rebecca, Harvey, Henry and Effie are in her hand.

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3 comments:

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine
http://loiswillis.com/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-ahnentafel-roulette/

Lynn David said...

Doesn't matter which of my great-grandfathers that I choose, they all divide out to the number 25. #25 on my list is my great-great grandmother Marie Monique BAILLEUX who was born 9 February 1811 at Meix-le-Tige, Luxembourg, Belgium, to Jacques BAILLEUX and Marie Jeanne CLEMENT. She was married on 4 February 1837 at Rachecourt, Luxembourg, Belgium, to Michel ROSMAN. She probably died in the mid-late 1890s at Meix-le-Tige, but I have yet to discover the exact date.

Marie Monique BAILLEUX and Michel ROSMAN had 6 children (4 boys and 2 girls) between the years 1838 and 1850. Their son, Joseph Victor ROSMAN was my great grandfather and emigrated to America (Knox County, Indiana) in 1876. His marriage with Pauline Cecelia DeBUISSERET did not last and that caused Marie Monique BAILLEUX to write a letter in 1892 (which I have) to her daughter-in-law concerning her son, in which she hoped that Pauline would reconcile with Victor. Monique said she knew where her son was at that time, but that is something that no one in the family has been able to determine since. There is but one possibility in the 1901 City Directory of Seattle, Washington, which had a Victor Rosman listed as the Nightman at the Montana Stable in the city. Further searches in Washington have been fruitless. Whatever Marie Monique BAILLEUX knew about her son, died with her.

Lisa Gorrell said...

Here's mine. http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2015/07/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-ahnentafel.html