Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Three Ancestry Questions

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) My friend and colleague Linda Stufflebean posted J
UST FOR FUN – 4 X 6 = 24 FAMILY TREE QUESTIONS on her blog this week, and I thought we could answer half of the questions this week and half next week.

2)  Here are the first three questions:

*  What four places did my ancestors live that are geographically the farthest from where I live today?
*  What are the four most unusual given names in my family tree?

*  What are the four most common given names in my family tree?

3)  Answer each of the questions based on your own ancestors, not the collateral lines.

4)  Share your answers with us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this post, in a Facebook post or a Google+ post.  Please provide a link to your response if you can.

Here's mine:

1)  What four places did my ancestors live that are geographically the farthest from where I live today?
*  Germany (my Carringers and Spanglers, but I don't know towns or states)
*  Holland (my Putmans and Van Vorsts, but I don't know towns; also my Leiden pilgrims)
*  France (my LaTourettes and Poillons and Mercereaus, but I don't know towns.
*  England (Richmans, Marshmans and Richs and Hills in Hilperton in Wiltshire)

2)  What are the four most unusual given names in my family tree?
*  Experience Willis (1709-1787, married Isaac Read)
*  Thankslord Shepard (1650-1733, married Peter Dill)
*  Ichabod Kirby (1705-1793)
*  Peregrine White (1620-1704)

3)  What are the four most common given names in my family tree? [I made a GEDCOM file of just ancestors for 15 generations (2198 persons), imported it into Legacy Family Tree, and ran the Statistics Report].
*  John (208)
*  Mary (147)
*  Elizabeth (132)
*  Thomas (121)


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4 comments:

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Here are my three ancestry questions and anwers: http://yvonnesgenealogyblog.blogspot.ca/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-three.html

Shirley Ann Rankin said...

* What four places did my ancestors live that are geographically the farthest from where I live today?
-- Usingen, Hesse-Nassau (Doerr); Baden, Germany (Klump); Soumagne, Liege, Belgium (Michiel/Michael); Chester, Wales (Geo. Lloyd, Bishop)


* What are the four most unusual given names in my family tree?
-- Males: Blewford, Athenasius; Females: Elvritta, Thankful

* What are the four most common given names in my family tree?
-- Males: John, William; Females: Elizabeth, Mary;

Janice Sellers said...

Here are my questions and answers:

http://ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-three.html

Nancy Remling said...

Here is my version:

http://remlinggenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/04/saturday-challenge-of-names.html