Oct 142011
 

This is my response to The Ancestors’ Geneameme developed by Geniaus


Things I have already done or found: bold face type

Things I would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)

Things I haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

 Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents (15 of the 16… the given name of the 16th is Jane)

 Can name over 50 direct ancestors

 Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents (5 of 8…)

 Have an ancestor who was married more than three times
 Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
 Met all four of my grandparents  (3 of 4…  one of those when an infant)
 Met one or more of my great-grandparents   (2)
 Named a child after an ancestor   (unwittingly…  almost    When my wife’s grandmother heard what we named our son she exclaimed “Good, they kept a family name.”  We had no idea! The name was the son of one of the Mayflower passengers.  Later research has shown that  the line does not go back to the Mayflower.)
 Bear an ancestor’s given name/s   (I bear my g-grandmother’s surname)
 Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland   (my 3g-grandfather was born in England)

 Have an ancestor from Africa   n

 Have an ancestor from Asia 

 Have an ancestor from Continental Europe (lots of ancestors from Germany)
 Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer (lots of farmers and farm laborers)
 Have an ancestor who had large land holdings  
 Have an ancestor who was a holy man – minister, priest, rabbi  (a 3g-grandfather was a minister)
 Have an ancestor who was a midwife  
 Have an ancestor who was an author
 Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones  (Smith line begin with my maternal g-grandfather)
 Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng 
 Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X   
 Have an ancestor with a forename beginnining with Z  
 Have an ancestor born on 25th December   (6th cousin 4 times removed was named Christmas Day Coale)
Have an ancestor born on New Year’s Day 
 Have blue blood in your family lines   (probably, but I haven’t yet proven the connections)
 Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth 
 Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
 Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century 
 Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier   
 Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents
 Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X    
 Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
 Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence 
 Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime   (my 2g-grandfather was mugged after getting off the boat…Welcome to America!)
 Have shared an ancestor’s story online or in a magazine (Tell us where)  (in my blog – http://geneapoppop.blogspot.com)

 Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)

 Have visited an ancestor’s home from the 19th or earlier centuries  
 Still have an ancestor’s home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family 
 Have a  family bible from the 19th Century

 Have a pre-19th century family bible 

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