Saturday, May 26, 2012

SNGF - Who Is Your Most Recent Unknown Ancestor?

Here’s the latest in the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenges from Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings:

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (where's my Mission Impossible music...drat, lost it), is:

1) Who is your MRUA - your Most Recent Unknown Ancestor? This is the person with the lowest number in your Pedigree Chart or Ahnentafel List that you have not identified a last name for, or a first name if you know a surname but not a first name.

2) Have you looked at your research files for this unknown person recently? Why don't you scan it again just to see if there's something you have missed?

3) What online or offline resources might you search that might help identify your MRUA?

As always, love Randy’s challenges! Always keeping us on our toes, thinking outside of the box, and having fun doing it!

So, here are my answers:

1)      My MRUA is #31. Annette. She was the wife of immigrant Joseph Eve [1829 – 1892]. We know that Annette and Joseph had at least 7 children, before she died at the young age of 30 in 1870. [17-months later, with a houseful of small children, Joseph married  Annette Duboi and they went on to have 8 children together, as well.] We have Annette’s birth and death dates from her death record. However, this does not indicate her parents names, and states she was born in Indiana, where she and Joseph are believed to have wed.

2)      I check up every few months to try and locate this one. My mother isn’t in the best of health, and this is one she’s always wanted to find out, so I hope to find Annette’s ancestry before something happens to Mother.

3)      Online sources haven’t seemed to assist me any with this one, and I’ve run the gamut! However, I am hoping to make a trip to Floyd County soon, and when I do I will be checking the archives there and hope something will turn up!

Thanks again, Randy! As always, loved this challenge!

How about you, Reader? Try this challenge out for your own MRUA! You never know when some small item, or place, will lead you to finding that hidden identity you’ve been searching for!

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