Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Gratitude Story

Hey, it's Saturday Night - time for some Genealogy Fun!

Your mission, should you accept it, is to:

* Read Megan Smolenyak's article 120 Years of Smolenyaks in America: A Note of Gratitude from a Great-Granddaughter

* Do you have an ancestor like Megan's great-grandfather that was the first one to come to America (or your present country of residence) that you would like to thank?

* If so, tell us about that ancestor - and why you are thankful for their effort.

* Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or on the Facebook entry for this post.

Here's mine:

I would like to thank Samuel Vaux (1816-after 1880), who left Somerset in England in the 1830-1839 time frame with his parents and siblings and settled in Erie county, New York. He married Mary Ann Underhill, and moved to Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas and died after 1880. He was a farmer throughout his adult life. I know very little about his life, or even why his family emigrated to America, or why Samuel moved his family out of New York to points west. But I am really glad that he did!

Thank you to Marian Pierre-Louis for suggesting this SNGF topic!

I need someone to tweet this on Twitter for me. When this blog posts, I should be staggering off the A380 in Sydney after a 15 hour flight from Los Angeles.

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun will be on hiatus until early April due to my vacation. So you have Saturday Nights free - you can still have some Genealogy Fun - go ahead and tell us about it!

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