16 January 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestral Name List Roulette

This week's assignment:
  1. How old is one of your grandfathers now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
  2. Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ahnentafel"). Who is that person?
  3. Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."
I'm going with my maternal grandfather, Emery OGDEN. He would be 114 if he were still alive. 114 divided by 4 is 28.5. Rounded up that'd be 29. Person number 29 in my ancestral name list is Christina Lotta Jönsdotter, my maternal grandmother's paternal grandmother. Or to make it even more complicated: the mother of Emery's father-in-law.

The facts about Stina:
  1. She was born on the 4th of July. That was in 1839 in Slottsbäcken, Locknevi, Kalmar, Småland, Sweden.
  2. She arrived in NYC with her husband and children on 25 Apr 1881 aboard the "City of Paris."
  3. She died on 10 Oct 1919 in Gordon, Sheridan Co., NE.

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