Author: shelley dewese

SNGF: 100 Word Genealogy Challenge

Randy Seaver offers us the following challenge 1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase “,,,the most interesting ancestor I have…” in 100 words.    Here’s mine: Peter Bough (1855-1922) is the most interesting ancestor I have, unknown to him the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the Americans would take place in 1917.  Peter…

Surname Saturday, Bough (US Virgin Islands)

The mission from Randy Seaver:  how many surnames in your family tree database was done before, but since the Bough family gathering I needed to bring the tree up to date.  Looking at the Surname Statistics in my Roots Magic Software, there are 9 pages with 39 names per page .  Grand total of about…

SNGF -My Ancestral Birth Chart

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.   The challenge is to create a five or six generation ancestor chart that shows your ancestor’s birthplaces . As I was looking at the ancestral birth charts on Randy’s Genea Mussings  blog, I was struck by the participants ability to identify 5 generations.  I took note of the…