Ancestral Notes

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Ahnentafel Roulette

I decided to take a spin of the wheel with Randy Seaver at Genea-musings.

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) How old is your father 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.”

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ahnentafel. Who is that person?

3) Tell us three facts about that person with the “roulette number.”

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

5) If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then spin the wheel again – pick your mother, or yourself, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!

Here’s my spin:

1) My dad was born in 1926 so he would have been 83 so my number is 21, I hope it’s lucky!

2) The person that is #21 in my program is my 3rd greatgrandmother, Sarah Stonecipher Holden.

3) Three facts about Sarah:
She was born on Dec.9, 1840 in Wayne County, Indiana.
Sarah was married to Thomas Holden in 1860 in Wayne County, Indiana.
Sarah and Thomas Holden came to Essex County, Ontario in 1861.

4) Blog about Sarah Stonecipher.

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