Friday, October 14, 2011

The Ancestors' Geneameme

Geniaus has created another genealogy themed meme - The Ancestors' Geneameme. Here is my contribution.

The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

Which of these apply to you?
  1.  Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents
  2.  Can name over 50 direct ancestors
  3.  Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents
  4.  Have an ancestor who was married more than three times (not more than three times, but two of my Great Great Great Grandfathers married three times).
  5.  Have an ancestor who was a bigamist (Not a direct ancestor)
  6.  Met all four of my grandparents (My Grandpa died when I was two, my Grandad died twelve years before I was born).
  7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents
  8.  Named a child after an ancestor
  9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s
  10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland (all of them as far as I can prove, I'm just waiting for evidence of that Spanish ancestor to turn up!)
  11.  Have an ancestor from Asia 
  12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe
  13.  Have an ancestor from Africa
  14.  Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer (lots of them!)
  15.  Have an ancestor who had large land holdings (haven't yet verified my connection to a landed gentry family in England. My Great Grandfather once owned a station property on the Nullabor Plain in Western Australia with his brothers...I don't think it lasted very long and they didn't live there as far as I know. My 3 x Great Uncle had a station property in Far North Queensland)
  16.  Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi (several Catholic priests in my family tree, brothers of my great grandmother.)
  17.  Have an ancestor who was a midwife
  18.  Have an ancestor who was an author
  19.  Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones (Smith and Jones, I haven't found a direct ancestor named Murphy...yet!)
  20.  Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
  21.  Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X
  22.  Have an ancestor with a forename beginnining with Z
  23.  Have an ancestor born on 25th December (My Grandad was born on Christmas eve)
  24.  Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
  25.  Have blue blood in your family lines (maybe if I verify that landed gentry connection in England)
  26.  Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
  27.  Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
  28.  Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century
  29.  Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier
  30.  Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents
  31.  Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
  32.  Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university (...does a 4 x great grandfather who was a servant at an Oxford college count? If I can verify a family line in England I could potentially have some University educated ancestors from the 17th century. Other than that, members of my parents generation and my generation are the first people in my family tree to have the opportunity to be educated at university, for which I am very grateful.) 
  33.  Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence (no convict direct ancestors that I know of...but my ex-London-policeman 3 x great grandfather got a fine for handcuffing some drunk policemen in his pub on the Victorian goldfields and marching them to the police station...)
  34.  Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime (I have found a newspaper article through Trove which mentions how my 3 x great grandfather's horse was stolen. I have also found a notice in the Victorian Police Gazette on about another 3 x great grandfather who had some cows stolen). 
  35.  Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (I had a short article published in the Genealogical Society of Victoria's journal Ancestor earlier this year regarding my Fullerton ancestors.)
  36.  Have published a family history online or in print 
  37.  Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries
  38.  Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family 
  39.  Have a  family bible from the 19th Century (I do have copies of pages from a 19th Century Bible).
  40.  Have a pre-19th century family bible 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being the first person to respond the the meme, Aillin.

    I enjoyed reading the comments you made on the post - it's lovely to hear about fellow genies hritage.


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