Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Two Truths & A Lie

It's Saturday again, and it's time for some genealogy fun! I really like this week's theme!

1)  Play "two truths and a lie."  Tell us three facts about your family history -- two have to be true and one has to be a lie.

2)  Put them on your own blog post, in a Facebook status or in a comment on this blog.  Ask readers to guess which one is a lie.

3)  After one day, be sure to put the right answer as a comment to your blog. or Facebook status.

Here are mine:

* My 5th-great-grandfather was murdered.

* I have an ancestor with a mixed-racial background: White, Native American and African American.

* King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary is my 2nd cousin.

Which one do you think is a lie?  Please comment!


  1. ‎#2 is the lie!
    In #1: my ancestor Hiram Howell was murdered by his son-in-law Lindsey Slaughter in Tippah County, Mississippi in 1853.
    In 3#: King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary IS my 2nd cousin (21 times removed!). His maternal grandfather, László Szilágyi de Horogszeg is my 21st-great-uncle.

    Although #2 is the lie, it may also end up as truth through two different lines in my grandfather's ancestry. His great-grandmother Martha A. Miller Costilow, may have had Native American roots. Through a different branch, my grandfather's 3rd-great-grandmother may have belonged to the Gowens family, which descend from a free African slave in Virginia, originally from Portuguese Angola (on the West coast of Africa).