The Ancestors' Geneameme
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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
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Which of these apply to you?
Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents
OK, off the top of my head, I can only name 12 of them, but in my records somewhere I have the names of all 16 of them.
Can name over 50 direct ancestors
Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents
I have pictures of two of them. I have a photo of my mother's paternal grandma and one of my daddy's paternal grandpa.
Have an ancestor who was married more than three times
Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
Met all four of my grandparents
Yes. I grew up with all of my grandparents living in the same county that I lived in. I was 15 when I lost the first one, my paternal grandfather "Papa", and was 44 when I lost the last of them, my paternal grandmother, "Granny".
Met one or more of my great-grandparents
Both of my maternal great-grandmothers were still alive when I was born. I remember sitting on a sofa with one of them.
Named a child after an ancestor
I have named two of my children after ancestors. My oldest son is named after my maternal-maternal great-grandpa and my youngest daughter's name is a version of a grand-aunt's name and she is called after that aunt's sister, who happens to be my maternal grandma.
Bear an ancestor's given name/s
In a manner of speaking, yes. My given name is the given name of my paternal-paternal great-grandmother and her sister combined. Susie + Annie = Suzanne
Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland
Lots more than one of my ancestors were born in Ireland.
Have an ancestor from Asia
Have an ancestor from Continental Europe
Have an ancestor from Africa
Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer
A large percentage of my ancestors were farmers.
Have an ancestor who had large land holdings
Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi
Have an ancestor who was a midwife
Have an ancestor who was an author
Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones
Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X
Have an ancestor with a forename beginnining with Z
Have an ancestor born on 25th December
Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
Have blue blood in your family lines
Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century
Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier
Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents
Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offense
Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (Tell us where)
Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)
Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries
Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family
Have a family bible from the 19th Century
Have a pre-19th century family bible