This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun by Randy at Genea-Musings is:
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) What year was your paternal grandfather born? Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”
My paternal Grandfather was John Monroe Bean and he was born in 1866. So my roulette number is 18.66 or 19.
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?
#19 in my ahnentafel is none other than Elizabeth Tuckwiller, my gr-gr-gr-grandmother.
3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the “roulette number.”
1] Elizabeth was the daughter of John Tuckwiller and Catherine Riffe and was born in Greenbrier County, [West] Virginia on 08 Nov 1779.
2] Elizabeth was the mother of nine children [my gr-gr-grandmother among them!].
3] Elizabeth was the wife of a minister, and often entertained well-known ministers of the time in her home.
4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.
5) If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then spin the wheel again – pick a grandmother, or yourself, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!
Success the first time!