Saturday, February 4, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Basic Facts For an Ancestor

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. 

1)  Pick an ancestor, any ancestor.  What do you know about them?  What source type(s) do you have for each item? Answer the 20 questions below about your chosen ancestor.

2) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link on this post if you write your own blog post.

Here's mine:

1)  Ancestor's birth name:   Jonathan Oatley [book, church record, census, marriage record, death certificate]

2)  Ancestor's parents:  Joseph Oatley and Mary Hazard [book]

3)  Ancestor's birth date and place:  7 July 1790, South Kingstown RI [book, Find A Grave]

4)  Ancestor's baptism/christening date and place:  6 February 1813, Exeter, RI [book]

5)  Ancestor's spouse birth name:  Amy Champlin [book]

6)  Ancestor's spouse parents:  Joseph Champlin and Nancy Kenyon [book]

7)  Ancestor's spouse birth date and place:  9 March 1798, South Kingstown, RI [book, Find A Grave]

8)  Ancestor's spouse death date and place:  8 February 1865, East Killingly CT [town record, death certificate]

9)  Children of Ancestor and spouse:  a)  John Alfred Oatley; b) Joseph H. Oatley; c)  Almira O. Oatley; d)  Nancy E. Oatley; e)  Lorenzo Dow Oatley; f)  Stephen Hazard Oatley:  g)  William Henry Oatley; h)  Benedict Oatley; i)  Amy Frances Oatley; j)  Jonathan Oatley; k)  Mary Eliza Oatley; l)  Hannah Hazel Oatley; m)  Olive F. Oatley; n) George Whittier Oatley.  [book, town records]

10)  Ancestor's death date and place:  10 August 1872, East Killingly, CT [book, death certificate, Find A Grave, death index]

11)  Ancestor cause of death:  old age [death certificate]

12)  Ancestor's burial location:  Bartlett Cemetery #1, East Killingly, CT [Find A Grave]

13)  Ancestor's occupation(s):  Minister [book, 1834, death certificate] , stonecutter [census, 1850], mason [census, 1860]

14)  Ancestor's  military service:  None

15)  Ancestor's residences:  South Kingstown, RI, Exeter, RI, Killingly CT. [book, census records, death certificate]

16)  Ancestor's land records:  None

17)  Ancestor's probate records:  None

18)  How do you keep track of this information?:  RootsMagic software.

19)  What records do you need to find?:  birth record with parents names; spouse birth record with parents names; marriage record.

20)  Have you written an ancestor genealogical sketch about this person?:  Yes.


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ByAPearl said...

Here's mine on my paternal grandmother, Anna Ridley.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here is mine about my great-great grandfather.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine about my paternal great grandmother, Anna Murcko.