Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!

In a nod to Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings,

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:

1) I'll use my paternal grandfather, Estel E. Dillman.  He was born  21 Dec 1908 and died 06 Nov 1982.  He would now be 102 years old.  Dividing by 4 gives 25.5, rounding off gives 26 for my roulette number.

2) Person #26 is Franz Anton Legrand.

3) He was born 15 Dec 1729 in Rhaunen, Hunsrück, Deutschland.  He died on 29 Jan 1796 in Niederweiler, Hunsrück, Deutschland.  He married Anna Maria Susanna Schleich.

4) I am blog posting this.  I will put a response over at Genea-Musings linking to the blog post.

5) Not applicable, I won on the first spin!

Thanks, Randy, this was a fun little game, I hope you get lots of people playing along!