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

August 19, 2012

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.


Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Your Very Best 2011 Research Adventure

January 7, 2012

Genea-Blogger, Randy Seaver, each and every week, posts a blog about Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.

His challenge for today is:

It’s Saturday Night again — time for some Genealogy Fun (what else is there to do on Saturday Night?)!!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Decide which of your (many?) genealogy research adventures in 2011 was your “very best” (your definition).

2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a Status report or comment on Facebook, or in a Stream note on Google Plus.

Well, I can do this one.

My very best was the study I did on Inferential Genealogy, a method of study by Dr. Thomas Jones.

Using this link, you can follow that journey (backwards)

http://worthy2be.wordpress.com/tag/2nd-life/

This was the outcome of studying Inferential Genealogy in Second Life, with that awesome group of people.

Besides the trip to the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, several trips to Gettysburg, several other trips to Baltimore, I was able take a Name, mentioned in a PBS TV show, and find out how I was related to that Civil War Hero (David Ridgely Howard).

Along the way, found another connection to DearMYRTLE, a couple of days spending time with she and her husband, only to find that he and I had Revolutionary War gentlemen in the same unit at Valley Forge.

There is a PS: to this story. Over Christmas, the Gettysburg show on PBS was reshown. The kicker is, that at the very end of the discussion of Ridgely Howard (as they called him and where I started), was mention that his house was haunted.


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