Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Expanded "Ancestors Geneameme"

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 



Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:



1)  Jill Ball created a 40 question "Ancestors Geneameme" in 2011, and Linda Stufflebean recently expanded it to 70 questions on her Empty Branches on the Family Tree blog.  

2)  Let's do Linda's expanded list this week for SNGF.

3)  Copy and paste the list of questions below and replace my answers with your own.

4)  Share your answers as a comment on this b;og post, in your own blog post, or on Facebook or Google+.   Please leave a comment and al ink to your answer in a comment on this blog post.

Here's mine:

  1. Can name my 16 great-great grandparents.   YES
  2. Can name my 32 great great great grandparents   YES
  3. Can name over 50 direct ancestors  YES
  4. Have photos or portraits of my 8 great grandparents  YES
  5. Have an ancestor who was married more than three times YES
  6. Have an ancestor who was a bigamist   NO, not that I know of
  7. Met all four of my grandparents  NO, not my paternal grandfather
  8. Met one or more of my great grandparents  YES
  9. Bear an ancestor’s given name/s  NO
  10. Named a child after an ancestor  NO
  11. Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland  YES
  12. Have an ancestor from Asia  NO
  13. Have an ancestor from continental Europe   YES
  14. Have an ancestor from Africa  NO, except from 50,000 years ago
  15. Have an ancestor who was an agricultural laborer  YES
  16. Have an ancestor who had large land holdings   YES
  17. Have an ancestor who was a holy man – minister, priest, rabbi   YES
  18. Have an ancestor who was a midwife  NO, don't know for sure
  19. Have an ancestor who was an author    NO
  20. Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng    NO
  21. Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones   YES
  22. Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X  NO
  23. Have an ancestor with a forename beginning with Z  NO
  24. Have an ancestor born on 25th December  YES
  25. Have an ancestor born on New Year’s Day   YES
  26. Have an ancestor who shares your day and month of birth  NO
  27. Have blue blood in your family lines  YES, have Royals in England
  28. Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth    NO
  29. Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth  NO
  30. Can trace a direct family line back to the 18th century  YES
  31. Can trace a direct family line back to the 17th century  YES
  32. Can trace a direct family line back to the 16th century  YES
  33. Have seen signatures of some of my great grandparents  YES
  34. Have ancestors who signed with an X (or other mark)  YES
  35. Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university   NO 
  36. Have an ancestor convicted of a criminal offense    NO, don't know for sure
  37. Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime  NO, don't know for sure
  38. Have shared an ancestor’s story online or in a magazine/periodical  YES
  39. Have published a family history online or in print  YES
  40. Have visited an ancestor’s home from the 19th or earlier centuries  YES
  41. Have a family Bible from the 19th century  YES
  42. Have a family Bible from the 18th century or earlier  NO
  43. Have an ancestor who was part of a multiple birth (twins, etc.)  YES
  44. Have a family member who closely resembles an ancestor  NO, don't know for sure
  45. Have an ancestor who owned their own business  YES
  46. Have an ancestor who belonged to a trade guild  NO
  47. Have an ancestor who moved more than 100 miles away from his/her birth home, EXCLUDING emigration to another country  YES
  48. Have an ancestor who gave birth to twelve or more children  YES
  49. Have an ancestor with a rare/unusual/uncommon forename  YES
  50. Have an ancestral family who changed their surname  NO, don't know for sure
  51. Have a passenger list or travel manifest for an ancestor  YES
  52. Have an ancestor who was adopted  YES
  53. Have an ancestor who adopted a child   NO, don't know for sure
  54. Have a naturalization record for an ancestor  YES
  55. Have an ancestor who received a military pension  YES
  56. Have a school record or school census for an ancestor  YES
  57. Have an ancestor with a gravestone still in existence from the 18th century  YES
  58. Have an ancestor with a gravestone still in existence from the 17th century or earlier  YES
  59. Have an ancestor who had only one child who survived to adulthood  YES
  60. Are descended twice from one couple  YES
  61. Are descended three times or more from one couple  YES
  62. Are descended from an American president or other political figure  YES (Mass. colonial governor)
  63. Are descended from a person famous in history, other than in politics  YES
  64. Have an ancestor with a rare/unusual/unique surname  YES (Pickle? Sovereign? Bucket?)
  65. Have an ancestor who you have found mentioned in a pre-1870 newspaper  YES
  66. Can name the ship on which at least one ancestor emigrated  YES
  67. Have a female ancestor who worked outside the home pre-World War II  YES
  68. Know of at least one ancestor who returned to the ancestral home after emigration  YES
  69. Know of at least one ancestor who permanently returned to the ancestral home after emigration   YES, one died and buried after returning home
  70. Have an ancestor who was survived by 50 or more grandchildren  YES
So I have 48 YES out of 70.

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8 comments:

Janice Sellers said...

Not too far behind you with my answers, Randy!

http://www.ancestraldiscoveries.com/2017/11/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-expanded.html

Diane Gould Hall said...

This is a good one Randy. I may or may not be able to participate today, but will post as soon as I can.

Lisa Gorrell said...

I only got 28 Yes answers.
https://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/2017/11/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-expanded.html

Lois Willis said...

I only got 26 yes answers
https://loiswillis.blog/2017/11/19/sunday-afternoon-genealogy-fun-expanded-ancestors-geneameme/

Liz said...

That was NOT easy - but it was fun!

Here's mine: https://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2017/11/saturday-night-genealogy-fun.html

Thanks, Randy!

Jacquie Schattner said...

I was surprised to have 40 yes answers. Here is my response.

http://seedstotree.blogspot.com/2017/11/70-question-genealogy-meme.html

Thanks, Randy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, I'm pleased that Jill like my expanded version of her geneameme and that you chose it for SNGF. Thanks!

Nancy Ward Remling said...

I'm way late, but here's mine: https://remlinggenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/11/saturday-challenge-ancestors-geneameme.html

I got 34 yes answers.