Saturday, April 9, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Four Things!

  It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

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

1)  Let's have some genealogy fun tonight and answer some family history-related questions with four responses (Four Things!).

2)  Share your answers with us in your own blog, in a Facebook or Instagram post, or in the comments on this blog post.  Please leave a link to anything you post elsewhere in a comment.

Here's mine:
Four names I go by:
1. Randy
2. Honey/Hubby
3. Dad
4. Grandpa
Four places I've lived (resided):
1. Chula Vista CA
2. San Diego CA
3. Huntington Beach CA (occasionally)
4. Santa Cruz, CA (occasionally)
Four ancestral places I have been:
1. Mercer County, Pennsylvania
2. Boston and all New England states!
3. Trowbridge and Hilperton in Wiltshire!
4. Voss, Norway! (Linda's place)

Four interesting places I have been:
1. Tornio and Helsinki, Finland
2. Sydney and Cairns, Australia
3. Fiji
4. Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama
Four favorite ancestors:
1. Devier J. Lamphier Smith (1839-1894)
2. Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
3. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901).
4. James Richman/Richmond (1821-1912)

Four favorite genealogy record collections:
1. Probate records
2. Social Security applications and claims
3. Church baptism, marriage and burial records
4. Historical newspapers

What are your responses?

Hat tip to Diane Gould Hall Pat Richley-Erickson (DearMYRTLE) who posted similar questions in 2016 on Facebook.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here is my post.

Unknown said...

4 Names: Marc, Marcus, Uncle Marc, Buddha
4 Places Resided: Washington, DC, Staunton, VA, Fort Washington, MD, Gardners, PA
4 Ancestral Places Been: Vinton Co., OH, Athens Co., OH, Southern Pines, NC,
4 Interesting Places Been: Ketchikan, Alaska; Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; Pompei, Italy
4 Favorite Ancestors: Phillip Vincent Dwyre (1851-1917); Jesse Clinton Houston (1880-1972); Rhoda Goodrich Churchill (1806-1879); Thomas Sidney Haney (1865-1950)
4 Favorite Record Collections: Probate, Historical Newspapers, WWII Draft Registration Cards; Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates.

ByAPearl said...

This is my list.

Liz said...

Here's my blog post:

This was fun AND thought-provoking.

Thanks, Randy!


Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's my list:

Thank you, Randy!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my list:

Lateboomer said...

Four names I go by:

1. Gloria
2. Glor
3. Glo
4. Mum

Two places I've lived (resided):

1. Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
2. Downsview (Toronto), Ontario, Canada

That's it! Only two, and only had five residences all my life.

Four ancestral places I have been:

1. Southampton, England, UK
2. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Four interesting places I have been:

1. Mayan Ruins of Tulum, (Cancun) Mexico
2. Bermuda
3. Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta, Canada
4. Canadian Rockies (Rocky Mtns), British Columbia, Canada

Four favourite ancestors:

1. Louis Adolphe Davis (David) (1838-1905)
2. George Frederick Goulding (1854-1932)
3. Louisa Ann Goulding Aston (1878-1907)
4. Hélène Desportes (1620-1675)

Four favourite genealogy record collections:

1. Historical newspapers
2. Fold3 and WWI (Canada) Soldiers' records
3. Church baptism, marriage and burial records
4. School Admissions & Discharges (England, UK)