Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Ancestors' Geneameme

Thanks to Geniaus
The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found
Things you would like to do or find
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to
You are encouraged to add extra comments in brackets after each item
Which of these apply to you?

  1.  Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents (have 15)
  2.  Can name over 50 direct ancestors
  3. Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents (Not possible to get all of them.)
  4.  Have an ancestor who was married more than three times
  5.  Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
  6. Met all four of my grandparents (I have 6 grandparents - adopted and birth.  All but two were dead before I was born. We lived with the Aussie Grandma and met the UK when when she came to visit in the early 1960's.)
  7. Met one or more of my great-grandparents (not possible)
  8. Named a child after an ancestor (not possible)
  9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s (Dad was named after all of his grandfathers (he had 3 as his dad was adopted by a relative), and did not want to have any child of his named after any ancestors. Took them weeks to name me ;-))
  10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland
  11.  Have an ancestor from Asia - (Richard Saveall born East Indies)
  12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe
  13. Have an ancestor from Africa (Ann Saveall - Richard's mother is said to be  negress have found she was from the West Indies. More to do here.)
  14.  Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer
  15.  Have an ancestor who had large land holdings 
  16. Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi
  17.  Have an ancestor who was a midwife
  18.  Have an ancestor who was an author - do travel journals from 19th Century count?
  19.  Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones
  20.  Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
  21.  Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X
  22.  Have an ancestor with a forename beginnining with Z
  23.  Have an ancestor born on 25th December
  24. Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
  25.  Have blue blood in your family lines
  26.  Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
  27.  Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
  28.  Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century
  29.  Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier
  30.  Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents
  31.  Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
  32.  Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
  33.  Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence
  34.  Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
  35.  Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (Australian Family Tree Connection Magazine, in RAHS History Magazineand various rootsweb mailing lists.)
  36.  Have published a family history online or in print (have Gedcom files at WorldConnect see ~patwack and ~patientgenie)
  37.  Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries
  38.  Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family (I wish - Pitt St Sydney tween Market and King, sigh....
  39.  Have a  family bible from the 19th Century
  40.  Have a pre-19th century family bible

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining the meme, Michelle.
    Great to have a contribution from New Zealand.