Wednesday, December 22, 2021

ICYMI: Twelve Days of a Genealogy Christmas - Randy's Version

  A genealogy oriented version of the Twelve Days of Christmas was available on the Internet on  Kimberly Powell's site for many years, but it is, apparently, no longer available.

Way back around 2007, I decided I would do my own based on genealogy, my own needs and my own research (modified occasionally):

On the 12th day of Christmas,

My true love gave to me --

*  Twelve Revolutionary War pension files (with the Family Bible pages included) (12)

*  Eleven autosomal DNA matches with common ancestors noted (22)

*  Ten Social Security Application and Claims records (30)

*  Nine Facebook postings from distant cousins (36)

*  Eight probate files (40)

*  Seven census pages (42)

*  Six land deeds (42)

*  Five obituaries (40)

*  Four church marriage records (36)

*  Three new ancestor names for my family tree (30)

*  Two draft registration images (22)

*  A lost family Bible with births, marriages and deaths in it (12)

I've put the total number in parenthesis of each item - if you sing the song all the way through, going one number at a time.

My true love is a busy girl, isn't she?

But, but, but ... that would take all the fun out of the ancestor search, wouldn't it?


Note:  This is another "oldie but a goodie" post over the past 15 years.  Other genealogy bloggers have done a similar list over the years - can you find them?

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