Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Ancestor's Geneameme - Part 2

I'll complete the Geneameme for my husband's side of the family.

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 



Which of these apply to you?



  1. Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents - (Thomas Brennan, Margaret Tobin, James Ryan, Catherine Cleary. Alfred Kerr, May Ann Spatch, Thomas Squires, Mary Ann Lydamore, Christoph Scheef, Margaretha Munk, Georg Glock, Barbara Waegerle, Andrew Waters, Margaret Doherty, Elis Dawson and Mary Richardson)
  2. Can name over 50 direct ancestors - 83 
  3. Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents - Not sure if we have one of Alexander Kerr and his wife Edith Squires
  4. Have an ancestor who was married more than three times
  5. Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
  6. Met all four of my grandparents (Albert Scheef died many years before my husband was born)
  7. Met one or more of my great-grandparents (Alexander Kerr was alive when my husband was born but unfortunately they never met)
  8. Named a child after an ancestor (Our eldest son shares his name with his great grandfather)
  9. Bear an ancestor's given name/s 
  10. Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland - both
  11. Have an ancestor from Asia
  12. Have an ancestor from Continental Europe - Germany
  13. Have an ancestor from Africa - Ultimately we all have ancestors from Africa
  14. Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer - several
  15. Have an ancestor who had large land holdings - several - Armidale and Uralla area
  16. Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi
  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 (egg grandparents to reach a Smith)
  20. Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
  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 December
  24. Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
  25. Have blue blood in your family lines
  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
  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 - will need to check this one out
  32. Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
  33.  Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence - (Andrew Waters - forgery and William Spatch - stealing copper)
  34. Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime - Georg Glock (gg grandfather) - http://tiny.cc/fjr6a There are also 2 murder victims in the family (but not direct lines)
  35. Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (Tell us where) (Various blog posts)
  36. Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)
  37. Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries - Do the foundations count?
  38. Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family
  39.  Have a  family bible from the 19th Century
  40. Have a pre-19th century family bible


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