Saturday, August 5, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - 100 Word Genealogy Challenge

Hey genea-folks, 
it's Saturday Night again, 

 time for more Genealogy Fun!

 

Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:


1)  
This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge (https://100wc.net/) that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

2)  Share the story with all of us by writing your own blog post, writing a comment on this blog post, or put it in a Google Plus Stream or Facebook Status or Note.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.


Here's mine:

Devier James Lamphier Smith is the most interesting ancestor that I have. I know that he was born, probably on 7 May 1839, in Jefferson County, New York to unknown parents, and adopted by Ranslow and Mary (Bell) Smith before they moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin in 1843. He grew up in his parents' inn, and handled the horses and buggies. He married Abigail Vaux in 1861 in Wisconsin, they had five children, and they lived in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Devier was a farmer, livery man, speculator, and snake oil salesman. He died in 1894 in McCook, Nebraska.

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9 comments:

Lisa Gorrell said...

That was fun!
https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-100-word.html

Liz Tapley said...

I'm baaaaack! Here's mine:

https://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-100-word.html

Lois Willis said...

Here's mine
https://loiswillis.blog/2017/08/06/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-100-word-genealogy-challenge/

Janice Sellers said...

Here's mine!

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-100-word.html

Mel said...

I chose my great grandmother who lived in 3 different countries, but not by choice http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2017/08/100-word-challenge-my-most-interesting-ancestor/

Linda Stufflebean said...

My brick wall, Johannes Jensen, is also my most interesting ancestor, given his life story. http://emptybranchesonthefamilytree.com/2017/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-100-word-genealogy-challenge/

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Mel, that is an interesting ancestor. I have read a book about the leprosy on the Hawaiian islands and it is a fascinating topic. The book was called Moloka'i.

Mary Rohrer Dexter said...

Interesting family story Randy. I was in Dogeville Wisconsin this past weekend at the Lands End Warehouse sale. That is why I did not get my Saturday Night Fun entry done.

digginupgraves said...

Great idea and fun. Also a little difficult since I'm wordy!

https://digginupgraves.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/the-most-interesting-ancestor-i-have-in-100-words/