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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Ancestors GeneaMeme

I'm a day late with this post, but here is my response to this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! Here are the rules and such: 


1)  Participate in the Ancestors GeneaMeme created by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog.

2)  Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note, or in a Google+ Stream item.

The Rules:

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

You are encouraged to add extra comments in brackets after each item 


The Meme:
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
5.  Have an ancestor who was a bigamist (my great-grandfather was a wonderful man *rolls eyes*)
6.  Met all four of my grandparents (half passed away before I was born)
7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents (my g-grandma Sylvia!)
8.  Named a child after an ancestor
9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s (very distant, yes.. but nothing close)
10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland (my mother's surname is!)
11.  Have an ancestor from Asia (I am a descendant of Attila the Hun.. and I can prove it, too!)
12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe
13.  Have an ancestor from Africa
14.  Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer
15.  Have an ancestor who had large land holdings
16.  Have an ancestor who was a holy man

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 (actually... I don't believe I do)
20.  Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng (maybe, considering my descent from Attila the Hun and his Asiatic ancestry!)
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 (my 3rd-g-grandfather James A. J. Costilow & 6th-g-grandfather Christian Schneider)
24.  Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day 
25.  Have blue blood in your family lines (my great-great-grandmother was of Hungarian nobility, and is a descendant of a daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary)
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 (two great-grandparents were born in Hungary and Poland, though)
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
33. Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence (ooohhh Hiram Howell....)
34.  Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime (again.. ohhh Hiram Howell.. he was murdered)
35.  Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine
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 (I would love to buy the Hays Rodgers home in Mississippi)39.  Have a family bible from the 19th Century
40.  Have a pre-19th century family bible

4 comments:

Geniaus said...

Thanks, Nick, for joining the meme challenge.

Old Hiram seems to have had an interesting life - I'd be interested to hear his story.

NickMGombash said...

I'd be interested to hear his story, too, Geniaus! I really can't find much information on him because of a court house fire. :( I always wonder what ever happened with the murder and court case but I believe the records don't exist.

Richard said...

Of topic: I am looking for the genealogy of Prince Charles...He stated that he is a relative of Vlad The Impaler. Only way to be so is searching the Hungarian branches of Vlad. Some help?
By the way, great work!

NickMGombash said...

Hi Richard,
I have actually analyzed the royal family's claim of descent from Vlad the Impaler. You can find it here: http://nickmgombash.blogspot.com/2010/06/queen-elizabeth-ii-related-to-vlad.html

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