From Randy over at Genea-Musings:
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along:
1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 100 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” – your software will create this – use the “Ahnentafel List” option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?
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 status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.
5) NOTE: If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then “spin” the wheel again – pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!
1) My great-grand father, August Curtis Bough (1866-1939) was born in 1866 by dividing my 100 gives me a roulette number of 18.66 my roulette number is 18.
2) Number 18 on My ancestor name list (ahnentafel list) is Sophia Lincoln , August Bough Grand Mother. Her vital information includes:
• Born in 1804, Christiansted St. Croix
• Baptized in 1805 in Anglican Church
• Died in 1884 on St. Croix
3) Three + facts about 3rd gg mother Sophia Lincoln
• She had three children:
Ellen Kelly (1829-?) George Bough (1831-1884) Mary Bough( 1837 -1913)
• Her occupation was listed as a Baker
• By 1846 she was listed on the “Free Inhabitants of Christiansted Town Register St. Croix.
Sophia Lincoln died within the same year as her son.