SNGF: Ancestors Geneameme

Tonight’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun posted by Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings is to fill out the The Ancestors’ Geneameme posted by Geniaus Blog.

This is the list and instructions:

The Ancestors’ Geneameme

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 
  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
  7. Met one or more of my great-grandparents[they met me, but I don't recall meeting them]
  8. Named a child after an ancestor
  9. Bear an ancestor’s given name/s [give name one grandmother, middle name another]
  10. Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland [many from England, 1 from Scotland, no Irish yet]
  11. Have an ancestor from Asia
  12. Have an ancestor from Continental Europe [Germany]
  13. Have an ancestor from Africa
  14. Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer [quite a few]
  15. Have an ancestor who had large land holdings [how large is large?]
  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 [great grandmother wrote and published a poem, my mother is published :D]
  19. Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones [Three lines of Smith]
  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 [great Aunt Zetta]
  23. Have an ancestor born on 25th December [Ruth Terry b. 1750, Mary Terry b. 1752, Meredith Martin b. 1851]
  24. Have an ancestor born on New Year’s Day [Bridget Winthrop b. 1529]
  25. Have blue blood in your family lines [If Winthrop counts]
  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 [ I found census that 2 great grandfather enumerated]
  31. Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
  32. Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university [Ohio State, Michigan State, Wooster there are others but I am not sure where they attended]
  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 (Tell us where) [The now defunct AOL Golden Gate Genealogy Forum, also defunct GenealogyForum.org, my own website http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mytree/Tree2.html]
  36. Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)
  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
  39. Have a  family bible from the 19th Century
  40. Have a pre-19th century family bible

If any of my readers would like to do this, post a link!  It will be fun to see how much work we all have done and still need to do.

Happy Hunting!

Julie Hogston - Visit Website

About Julia Hogston

Christian, Family Historian, Wife, Mom, Grandma
Genealogy, SNGF

2 comments


  1. Thanks, Julia, for joining the meme challenge.
    One benefit to me is that I have met new genealogists like you. I’m going to pop you in my genealogy circle on Google plus and will look forward to following you there.

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