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Ancestors Geneameme reborn

November 23, 2017

As I have said previously, I do love a genealogy geneameme. In 2011 I answered the call by GeniAus  and completed her Ancestor’s Geneameme. I noticed today that US geneablogger, Linda Stufflebean, has revisited that geneameme, with permission from Geniaus, of course, and expanded on it.

There are 70 questions on this new, updated geneameme, which at first I found a little daunting.  For the past three months, I have given myself time out from genealogy research and blogging, mainly due to changing jobs and needing to re-organise myself around increased work hours.

After giving some thought to Linda’s geneameme, I realised it was exactly what I need to revisit my ancestors and to help me re-focus again on genealogy and the research tasks that need to be done. I’m sure it will also help me to recognise the gaps in my research.

My responses are listed below. Those that I have already done are in bold.

  1. Can name my 16 great-great grandparents
  2. Can name my 32 great great great grandparents
  3. Can name over 50 direct ancestors
  4. Have photos or portraits of my 8 great grandparents
  5. Have an ancestor who was married more than three times
  6. Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
  7. Met all four of my grandparents
  8. Met one or more of my great grandparents
  9. Bear an ancestor’s given name/s
  10. Named a child after an ancestor
  11. Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland
  12. Have an ancestor from Asia
  13. Have an ancestor from continental Europe
  14. Have an ancestor from Africa
  15. Have an ancestor who was an agricultural laborer
  16. Have an ancestor who had large land holdings
  17. Have an ancestor who was a holy man – minister, priest, rabbi
  18. Have an ancestor who was a midwife
  19. Have an ancestor who was an author
  20. Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
  21. Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones
  22. Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X
  23. Have an ancestor with a forename beginning with Z
  24. Have an ancestor born on 25th December
  25. Have an ancestor born on New Year’s Day
  26. Have an ancestor who shares your day and month of birth
  27. Have blue blood in your family lines
  28. Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
  29. Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
  30. Can trace a direct family line back to the 18th century
  31. Can trace a direct family line back to the 17th century
  32. Can trace a direct family line back to the 16th century
  33. Have seen signatures of some of my great grandparents
  34. Have ancestors who signed with an X (or other mark)
  35. Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
  36. Have an ancestor convicted of a criminal offense
  37. Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
  38. Have shared an ancestor’s story online or in a magazine/periodical
  39. Have published a family history online or in print
  40. Have visited an ancestor’s home from the 19th or earlier centuries
  41. Have a family Bible from the 19th century
  42. Have a family Bible from the 18th century or earlier
  43. Have an ancestor who was part of a multiple birth (twins, etc.)
  44. Have a family member who closely resembles an ancestor
  45. Have an ancestor who owned their own business
  46. Have an ancestor who belonged to a trade guild
  47. Have an ancestor who moved more than 100 miles away from his/her birth home, EXCLUDING emigration to another country
  48. Have an ancestor who gave birth to twelve or more children
  49. Have an ancestor with a rare/unusual/uncommon forename
  50. Have an ancestral family who changed their surname
  51. Have a passenger list or travel manifest for an ancestor
  52. Have an ancestor who was adopted
  53. Have an ancestor who adopted a child
  54. Have a naturalization record for an ancestor
  55. Have an ancestor who received a military pension
  56. Have a school record or school census for an ancestor
  57. Have an ancestor with a gravestone still in existence from the 18th century
  58. Have an ancestor with a gravestone still in existence from the 17th century or earlier
  59. Have an ancestor who had only one child who survived to adulthood
  60. Are descended twice from one couple
  61. Are descended three times or more from one couple
  62. Are descended from an American president or other political figure
  63. Are descended from a person famous in history, other than in politics
  64. Have an ancestor with a rare/unusual/unique surname
  65. Have an ancestor who you have found mentioned in a pre-1870 newspaper
  66. Can name the ship on which at least one ancestor emigrated
  67. Have a female ancestor who worked outside the home pre-World War II
  68. Know of at least one ancestor who returned to the ancestral home after emigration
  69. Know of at least one ancestor who permanently returned to the ancestral home after emigration
  70. Have an ancestor who was survived by 50 or more grandchildren

 

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