Roots 8 Great-Grands!
A few weeks ago, Randy Seaver of Randy's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun threw out a Saturday night genealogy challenge:
Do you have a pedigree chart that shows you as #1 and goes back five generations? If not, you should make one! Fire up your software program and create a report and save it (you'll see why in a minute!).
Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it - this is not stump the genealogist or even Mission Impossible):
1.List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.
2.Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.
3.Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 - 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).
4.If you don't know all 16 of your great-great-grandparents, then do it for the last full generation you have.
5.Write your own blog post, or make a comment on Facebook or in this post.
Well I don't have all the information on two of mine so I am posting my 8 great grandparents. This was a neat idea! Maybe someone will find me out there. I am going to post as much information on my 16 Great-Great-Grands as I have ....
EIGHT OF THE GREATS
These are my great grandparents… on a Wednesday morning:
1. Charles Daniel Fermazin was born on Nov 14, 1859 in Rynarzewo, Posen, Prussia and died on June 13, 1913 in Aurora, Illinois. On August 16, 1885 he married:
2. Wilhelmine Pluecker was born on June 6, 1868 in Aurora, Illinois and died Apr 17, 1952 in Aurora, Illinois.
3. Mathias Linden was born on March 27, 1854 in Waldbillig, Luxembourg and died on June 3, 1909 in Aurora, Illinois. On January 4, 1882 he married:
4. Catherina Pott (Pootz) was born on March 2, 1853 in Lipperscheid, Luxembourg and died on Feb 8 1917 in Aurora, Illinois.
5. Richard Seth Worthing was born on April 15, 1819 in Llananno, Radnorshire,Wales and died on December 18, 1907 in Truro, Madison, Iowa. On Oct 1, 1842 he married:
6. Sarah Ingram who was born on Nov 29, 1821 in Llwynbeddw Mill, Llannano Radnorshire Wales.
7. Ira Daniel Ames was born on July 4, 1842 in Liberty Township, Mc Kean, Pennsylvania and died on Sept 21, 1895 in Albion, Dane, Wisconsin. On June 25, 1868 he married:
8. Cornelia A. Palon was born on April 9, 1847 in Albion, Dane, Wisconsin and died on March 7, 1893 in Lake Koshkonong, Jefferson, Wisconsin.
50% Germanic Ancestry; 25% Welsh Ancestry; 25% possible Irish Ancestry;
Assignment from Randy Seaver, Genealogy Blogger.
Genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver (of Chula Vista CA), who thinks that Genealogy Research Is really FUN! Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2006-2009.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your 16 Great-Great-Grands
It's almost Saturday Night - time for some Genealogy Fun!
Do you have a pedigree chart that shows you as #1 and goes back five generations? If not, you should make one! Fire up your software program and create a report and save it (you'll see why in am inute!).
Genealogy today was 13.0 hours - 2 hours reading email and blogs, 4.5 hours writing blog posts, 3.0 hour researching on WVR since it's free for three days, Went to the Huntington Beach Library (Genealogy and computer sections) today for 3.5 hours to review films and check some books for information on NY state. Looking for Adolphus Ames in New York state is consuming a lot of time. I'm tired.
Cooked dinner for Bill and I. We had homemade chicken soup, green salad, and dessert was yogurt and fruit. Then watched my favorite TV show on DVR: CSI Miami.
It's been a long day and evening.