Monday, September 5, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ahnentafel Roulette

Okay, so it's no longer Saturday.  I was camping and out of contact with my records, so I'll participate late.  Better late than never, right?

Hey there, genea-lovers, it's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!!
Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) How old is your great-grandfather 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 ahnentafel (ancestor name list). Who is that person?

3) Tell us three facts about that person with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook or Google Plus 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 grandparent, a  parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!

1) Which great-grandfather?  I'll choose the one I actually met when I was very young, Clyde J. Wyman Day.  He was born  19 Jul 1880, so if he were alive today, he would be 131 years old.  Dividing by four, I get 32.75, rounded up makes my ahnentafel number 33.

2) My #33 person is Cynthia (Batman) Dillman. 

3)  A) She was born on 20 Feb 1809 in Harrison County, Indiana, and died on 16 Jan 1878 in Crawford County, Indiana.
     B) She married Michael Dillman, my paternal great-great-great grandfather, on 08 Oct 1831 in Harrison County, Indiana.  Their marriage is documented in the collection Indiana Marriages 1811-1859.
     C) Cynthia was buried in Dillman Cemetery near Curby, Crawford County, Indiana.  I have visited and photographed her gravesite several times.

4) You're reading my blog post.

5) N/A

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