Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Ancestors' Geneameme

My contribution to "The Ancestors' Geneameme" - another great meme challenge from Geniaus, Jill Ball!

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 [No, I wish - one day!]
  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
  6.  Met all four of my grandparents
  7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents
  8.  Named a child after an ancestor 
  9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s
  10.  Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland [Irish & proud!]
  11.  Have an ancestor from Asia
  12.  Have an ancestor from Continental Europe [Denmark]
  13.  Have an ancestor from Africa
  14.  Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer [Diary & wheat farmers, Orange to Inverell, NSW, Australia]
  15.  Have an ancestor who had large land holdings
  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 [Smith alias Fitzgerald]
  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 [I have a brother-in-law & 2 on Australia Day!]
  24.  Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
  25.  Have blue blood in your family lines [Related to William the Conqueror but isn't everyone?]
  26.  Have a parent who was born in a country different from that of my birth
  27.  Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth [Bournemouth and Islington - London, England]
  28.  Can trace a direct family line back to the 18th century 
  29.  Can trace a direct family line back to the 17th century or earlier
  30.  Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents [GGGGG grandparent - Edward Turley Smith]
  31.  Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X [Jane Maher, partner to Edward Turley Smith]
  32.  Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
  33.  Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence [Many, 7 convicts all up. Crimes ranging from fraud, theft, receiving stolen goods, brothel madam, bushranger, highway robbery etc etc etc]
  34.  Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
  35.  Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine [AFTC, regional daily newspapers, SMH, Inside History, Irish Wattle]
  36.  Have published a family history online or in print [One Family History: 220 years in Australia -]
  37.  Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries [Cunningham Creek , home of Thomas Readford in Ilford, NSW. Thomas was father to Harry Readford, the bushranger Captain Starlight]
  38.  Still have an ancestor's home from 19th century or earlier in the family
  39.  Have a  family bible from the 19th Century
  40.  Have a pre-19th century family bible

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for participating in the meme challenge.
    You only have half the number of crims that I have ;-)