Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestor Roulette

I haven't done one of these before, but I saw this posting by Jenny on Are My Roots Showing? and thought this sounded like fun!

It's Saturday night, and Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings gave us the following assignment:

1) How old is one of your grandfathers now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

Both of my grandfathers have passed away, so I will choose my maternal grandfather, Charles Morgan Tapley.  He would be 103 years old.  103 divided by 4 is 25.75, which I rounded to 26.

(Using my paternal grandfather brought me to a live cousin, and I try to avoid sharing information about living relatives here unless I have their permission.)

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"). Who is that person?

That person is my aunt, Anna Lois Gladdin Tapley. 

 3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."
  • She was married to my uncle, William Lamar Tapley.
  • She raised two children:  Mary Ann and William Lamar Tapley, Jr. (Buddy).
  • Lamar & Anna Lois circa 1964
  • She passed away February 1, 2000 and is buried at Restlawn Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida.
That was neat!  And I learned something - I need to find out more about my aunt!  Thanks Jenny and Randy for the great idea!

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