Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

It's Saturday Night again - time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

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."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook note or comment, 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!

Here's mine:

My grandfather is 91 (he’ll be 92 in just a few weeks). Divide that by four and round and we get 23. My ahnentafel #23 ancestor is Lars Peter Aslund. Lars’ daughter Inga was my great grandmother. I have many stories of her, but not so many of her father. Three things I do know of him are:

1. He was born 20 Jan 1857 in Abborråsen, Graninge Parish, Västernorrland County, Sweden.
2. He came to America on 11 Aug 1881.
3. He died 22 Apr 1900 in Öhrbäck, Langsele Parish, Västernorrland County, Sweden.

I didn’t do any of the Swedish research myself (yet), but inherited from my late cousin, Janet. Janet was a wonder, giving me not only genealogy, but stories about each person she remembered. She passed away just last year, so someday, I hope to pick up her Swedish research and carry on!

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