Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestral Name Roulette

It's Saturday Night again - time for some more Genealogy Fun!!
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) What year was your paternal grandfather born?  Divide this number by 100 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

My paternal grandfather was Ray Weymouth Adamson, born in 1884.  Divided by 100 and rounded off that would be roulette number 19.

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?

Emma Elizabeth Miller, a second great grandmother is 19 in my ahnentaful report.  She was born 1825, Indiana, and died 1871.  

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

Elizabeth, as she appears in most records, was a June bride, married in Boone County, Indiana, 17 Jun 1847, to William Alexander Harmon.  Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850.

Her parents were William and Nancy (Meek) Miller.  A biography of William Miller listed Elizabeth as one of his daughters and stated she was deceased.   Early life and times in Boone County, Indiana, Harden & Spahr, Lebanon,  Indiana. May, 1887, p. 455.

Elizabeth and her husband William Harmon are buried Salem Cemetery, Eagle Township, Boone County, Indiana.  Cemeteries of Boone County, Indiana, Vol. 1 , Rosemany Peterman and Marilyn Walker, compilers,  p.217-218 

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

I just did!