Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Geneabloggers Pajama Party

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

Of course, I'm at Jamboree and completely forgot about writing this post until someone said "what's our Genealogy Fun tonight?"

Tonight at Jamboree is the Geneabloggers Pajama Party, and everyone knows that fun folks play games at their pajama parties.  So, for SNGF tonight:

1)  Play "two truths and a lie."  Tell us three facts about your family history -- two have to be true and one has to be a lie.

2)  Put them on your own blog post, in a Facebook status or in a comment on this blog.  Ask readers to guess which one is a lie.

3)  After one day, be sure to put the right answer as a comment to your blog. or Facebook status.

Thank you to Susan Kitchens for suggesting this topic.  We're going to play it tonight at the Geneablogger pajama party too!

Here's mine:

* I am a 20th cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II of England.

*  My ancestor Thomas J. Newton (1798-1837) committed suicide.

*  I found my great-grandfather's holographic wlll in the Treasure Box 56 years after his death.

Which one do you think is a lie?  Please comment!

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UPDATED 14 June:  I want to reveal my lie here - it is #2, as reader RBrass189 guessed.  Someone pays attention to the details!  good job.  Janet Iles, Linda McCauley and Julie Cahill Tarr aslo guessed #2.  You all win a lifetime subscription to Genea-Musings - just put your email address in the field and Feedburner will send it to you every day there is a blog post. 


Unknown said...

Too easy, Randy! Holographs haven't been around that long, and a 3-dimensional image of a 2-dimensional document would be a silly thing to do, and a waste of money. I'm calling BS on the holographic will.

Tina said...

Here is my contribution: Truth & Lies

Tina said...

Here is my contribution: Truth & Lies

RBrass189 said...

The Thomas J. Newton item is the fake. You've posted a number of times in the past about how he is one of the mysteries you are trying to solve.

I wasn't familiar with the term Holographic will until I searched for it, so thanks for making me look that one up.

BDM said...

Not so easy ... a holographic will is a signed, handwritten will without witnesses. I'm suspicious about the Queen Elizabeth connection :-)

Janet Iles said...

My choice for fake is the Thomas J. Newton statement.

Linda McCauley said...

Here is my list:

And I think #2 on your list (Thomas J. Newton) is the lie.

Liz said...

My fun for the night:

Bill West said...

Here's mine, Randy:

Julie said...

I think #2 is the lie.

Bill West said...

I'll go with nunber 1 because nobody else picked it! :)