Saturday, October 15, 2011

SNGF: Ancestors GeneaMeme

This meme comes from Geniaus

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 (I met all 5 when including my step grandfather)
  7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents (spent 12-14 years with two)
  8.  Named a child after an ancestor (although I didn't know it at the time)
  9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s
  10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland
  11.  Have an ancestor from Asia
  12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe (LOTS)
  13.  Have an ancestor from Africa
  14.  Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer
  15.  Have an ancestor who had large land holdings (not sure what "large" means)
  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
  19.  Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones (Jones as both first and last name)
  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
  23.  Have an ancestor born on 25th December
  24.  Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
  25.  Have blue blood in your family lines
  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 (great great great)
  31.  Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
  32.  Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
  33.  Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offense
  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)
  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 (the city in one instance   and have seen the home on the internet in another)
  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


  1. G'day Debi,
    Thanks for joining the meme challenge. One benefit I reap from this meme is that I get to meet new genies and find their blogs.

  2. Debi,
    Don't you just love these memes? I enjoy doing them!
    Sometimes I feel really good about what I've already accomplished and other times I'm adding stuff to my to-do list. :-)
    My post comes out tomorrow!

  3. P.S. I enjoyed yours!!

    Also I don't know why your email was returned! That has happened randomly in the past.
    Yes, we'll keep an eye out for our Wallers. Who knows we may cross branches yet! :-)

  4. ok...I am really new at this. Found you by accident. E.L.Waller was my 4th greatgrandfather. His daughter Caroline married Joseph Foster. There son Jessi L Foster married Josephine Ollentine. They had my great grandmother Gladys m foster. Gladys had a sister named Clarinda. I am very interested in contact with you. I am in Illinois very close to where they lived. Will be going to libraray soon to see what I can find locally on them. Can't wait to hear from you!