Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - a Genealogy Scavenger Hunt

Hey geneaphiles, it's SATURDAY NIGHT - time for more GENEALOGY FUN!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and I hope that you will!), is to:

1)  For each person listed below, provide the name of the mother of the person and the genea-blogger to whom they are related. Easy, eh?

a) Lois Velleda Dreher

b) Mary Philomene Laurent

c) Ernest Francis Sheern

d) Cecelia Jost

e) Mary Jane Sovereen

f) Bethiah Brigham

2)  Tell us how you conducted this search, and what you may have learned from your searches.

3)  Please post the answers on your blog (if you have one), or in my comments (if you don't have a blog).

If you want to do this, then don't read many genealogy blogs before you go on your genealogy scavenger hunt! 

Here's mine:

Hmmm, I'll wait and do it later after everyone has had their shot.

Who will be the first one to correctly name all six mothers and genea-bloggers?  I'll post that later. The defining time will be the time stamp in my Google Reader.  No prizes, except for huzzahs for a job well done quickly!

This would be a neat game to play at a seminar or conference where everyone has access to a computer and the Internet.

UPDATE Sunday 12 noon:

Tamura Jones sent an email with the correct answers at 12:34 p.m., so he is the "winner" of accolades for being really quick with reading Genea-Musings and using the search engines.

Martin Hollick followed quickly at 12:40 p.m. with a comment to this post.

The right answres were:

a: Cynthia Beane, Mountain Genealogists, mother is Caroline Banet

b. Brian Zalewski, Zalewski Family Genealogy, mother is Olivine Marie St. Louis.

c. Sheri Fenley, The Educated Genealogist, mother is Ann Emily LeSeure.

d. Amy Coffin, We Tree Genealogy, mother is Cecilia Kurta.
e. Randy Seaver, Genea-Musings, mother is Eliza Putman

f. Elyse Doerflinger, Elyse's Genealogy Blog, mother is Anne Richardson

In hindsight, this was probably harder to set up than it was to perform.  I had to find relatively unique names of the child in a blogger's post.  I used a Google search then to determine how hard it would be, and if there were any duplicate names in more than one genealogy blog.  Not every genea-blogger puts a lot of names into their blog posts.

Thank you all for playing:

*  Tamura Jones in email
*  Martin Hollick in Comments
*  Sheri Fenley in SNGF - Who's The Mommy Scavenger Hunt
*  Caroline Gurney in SNGF: A Genealogy Scavenger Hunt
*  Sara in Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Scavenger Hunt (I like Sara's blog name, but don't understand it...)

If I missed someone's post, please let me know in email and i'll add you to thel ist above.


Tamura Jones said...


Whether my answers are right or wrong, don't want to spoil it for others.
So: You've got mail!

- Tamura

Martin said...

a: Cynthia Beane, Mountain Genealogists, mother is Caroline Banet

b. mother is Olivine Marie St. Louis. Zalweski Family Genealogy, Brian Zalewski

c. Sheri Fenley, Educated Genealogist, mother: Ann Emily LeSeure Sheern

d. Amy Coffin, We Tree Genealogy, mother is Cecilia Kurta

e. mother Eliza Putman, you, geneamusings

f. Elyse Doerflinger, Elyse's Genealogy Blog, mother: Anne Richardson

mostly google blogs. there's a thunderstorm here and so my garden had to wait.

Sheri Fenley said...

Oodles of fun! Thanks for highlighting my ancestor. Here are my answers -

Caro said...

I've posted my answers here, Randy:

Sara Greenleaf said...

My answers are here: - a fun Mother's Day weekend challenge, Randy!