Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Ancestor Roulette!

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!

Here’s mine:

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.

4. Done!

By shelley dewese

As I continue to search out my history, I am discovering how much I did not know. The more information disclosed about my ancestry, the more I learn and understand how I am the person that has evolved today. My family's research efforts have taken me on an enlightening journey back through the past in the U. S. Virgin Islands (formerly Danish West Indies) and Coastal Georgia. As with most people of Afro-Caribbean descent, my ancestry stems from peoples brought together by colonialism and conquest; it stems from people thrown together, albeit forcibly, by the throes of enslavement. As a result, my DNA tells me that my people originate in Africa, Europe, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Lesser Antilles, and Leeward Caribbean Islands. Two collections made my dream to research my ancestors in the Danish West Indies a reality. I have conducted extensive research using the St. Croix Population Database 1734-1917, a St. Croix African Roots Project product, and a research and document transcription effort sponsored by the Virgin Islands Social History Associates (VISHA). The other catalyst has been accessing the extensive photo, manuscript, and microfilm collections at the Library and Archives of the St. Croix Landmarks Society at Estate Whim in St. Croix. My heartfelt thanks go to all my cousins, extended "cousin-family," friends, and research colleagues from the St. Croix-based Virgin Islands Ancestry Discovery Group, for their input and collaboration. I also want to thank the UJima Genealogy Group in Coastal Georgia and GlynnGen.com; webmaster Amy Hendrick has introduced me to Southern History and its people. This site allows you to transform yourself to a time during the Danish period (1734-1917) when life was both complex and straightforward. If you have any questions, comments, or need assistance searching for a Danish West Indies ancestor, I invite you to drop me an email. Its.sheldew@gmail.com I especially appreciate the followers' encouragement.

2 comments

  1. I see you decided to join in on the SNGF this weekend. If I wasn’t so busy with the conference and other activities this weekend I would have joined in on this activity too! Great information about your 3x great-grandmother!

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  2. Liv
    Having some fun with the family tree. I know your busy with the conference, with everything you have to pace yourself. Thank you for taking some time out to visit. Good to hear from you.

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