Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – What’s Your Ancestral Name Number?

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is a weekly challenge the Randy Seaver publishes to the Genealogy Community.

http://www.geneamusings.com/2012/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-whats-your.html

He opens the challenge this week with:

Hey ahnentafelists (new genea-word!) – it’s Saturday Night – time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

This challenge was also put out earlier this week in several places.

Crista Cowan, I think, started this topic:

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2012/08/16/family-history-all-done-whats-your-number/

It was picked up by:

Julie Cahill Tarr

http://genblogjulie.blogspot.com/2012/08/whats-your-number-and-epiphany.html

and Judy G. Russell

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2012/08/18/more-lost-than-found/

and others, but OK, I’ll bite. How am I doing?

 

Generation

Number

Found

Percentage

Generation 1 1 1 100%
Generation 2 2 2 100%
Generation 3 4 4 100%
Generation 4 8 8 100%
Generation 5 16 16 100%
Generation 6 32 26 81%
Generation 7 64 39 61%
Generation 8 128 51 40%
Generation 9 256 60 23%
Generation 10 512 57 11%
Total 1,023 264 25%

 

Wow, not to bad, but have lot’s to find. I am hoping that by the end of the year, I can fill out some more of my Worthington ancestors as a DNA and Family History Society helps to clarify my line in the U.K. I have the data, but it’s a matter of reviewing what has been provided, and get some of the documentation. My Captain John Worthington (1650 – 1701) line gets a little fuzzy and am not ready to put what I have into my file. My 6th generation “brick wall” is on my maternal grandmother’s family. This may require a trip to Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada as I haven’t found good evidence online (yet).

So, I’m good for 5 Generations but need to fill in some more blanks.

Having said that, the most interesting piece of this “hobby” is finding the stories of these people, AND their impact that they had to their community. Finding out the hero’s what hang out this this tree. Can you say “computer bug”, how about “Baseball Hall of Fame”, did I mention the “Stars Spangled Banner”, first female Vestry person in her Church? Not to mention Fire Chief, Butcher, no candle stick maker (yet). Of course many Bakers, light house keepers, school teachers, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam war hero’s.

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