Saturday, October 15, 2011

SNGF-The Ancestors' Geneameme

Time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week's mission is to participate in the Ancestors' Geneameme. Below is my contribution.

The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

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
  2.  Can name over 50 direct ancestors
  3.  Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents [I have photographs of everyone but my great grandfather Charles William Radcliff. I should have it soon.]
  4.  Have an ancestor who was married more than three times [I have more than one, the closest being my maternal great grandfather Clyde Thomas Vanzandt, who was married 8 times, although he only actually had 4 wives]
  5.  Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
  6.  Met all four of my grandparents
  7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents [I have met them all, although I only remember my great grandmothers and my step great grandfather. One of my great grandmothers is still living.]
  8.  Named a child after an ancestor [This is something I've thought about. If I have another daughter, she will be named for some of our ancestors.]
  9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s [My name is pretty unique. I have yet to meet anyone with the same given name.]
  10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland [On both sides]
  11.  Have an ancestor from Asia
  12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe [Haven't proven it yet, but I'm pretty sure I have this one both sides.]
  13.  Have an ancestor from Africa [It was a complete surprise when I stumbled across that one because no one had said anything about it.]
  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 [Probably not an author in most people's book, but my great grandmother Evelyn Edna King Carson had a weekly newspaper column.]
  19.  Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones [On both sides]
  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 [I'm sure there were some; I just haven't came across them yet.]
  32.  Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
  33.  Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence [But I did have one that had to pay a penance.]
  34.  Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
  35.  Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (Tell us where) [Does this blog count?]
  36.  Have published a family history online or in print (Details please) [This is something I have been considering for a while.]
  37.  Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries [Most probably no longer exist today, but I can always hope. I know Bolling Hall, home of my Bolling ancestors is still standing and currently operates as a museum.]
  38.  Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family
  39.  Have a family bible from the 19th Century
  40.  Have a pre-19th century family bible

1 comment:

  1. Your great-grandfather, Clyde, was a busy boy!
    Thanks for telling us about him and cotributing to the meme.