Sunday, June 6, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Come Sunday Morning!

Once again, I get about to reading the Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge on Sunday Morning!

Here's Randy's latest challenge:

"Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Feeling Lucky?
from Genea-Musings by Randy Seaver

Hey genealogy enthusiasts - it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Go to and enter a search term and click on the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.

2) Try your name, your local society, favorite genealogy terms, whatever you want. Do at least three, and as many as you want if you have time. Be creative! Have fun!

3) What did you learn from this exercise?

4) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, as a comment to this post, or as a Note or comment on Facebook. "

So, here are my searches:

Cyndi Beane Henry: [1]
Cynthia Beane Henry: [1]

Beane: [1]  [yeah, go figure! a way-way-way-back connection - MAYBE!]

Beane + Monroe + County+ WV: [1] [shows my own tree/ pedigree]

William Bean+WV: [1] [a directory listing!]

William Bean+1792: [1] [not the right William Bean!]

William Bean+Monroe County: [1] [an index of the 1820 Census, of which I have a copy]

Bean Family+ Monroe County: [1] [a tree of Tennessee Bean family members - not related]

So, what did I learn from this exercise?
Well, I had never really tried the "I Feel Lucky" button before. And in 4 of the 8 queries I did find relevant material for my search request! Which pretty much amazed me!!!
However, with so little actual info coming up relevant to my search query, I probably won't be using the "I Feel Lucky" button frequently in the near future!
But I did so enjoy the exercise! Thanks Randy for another fun genealogy challenge!

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