Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. I'm glad he suggested an alternative for those of us who needed it.
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission: Impossible! music) is:
(1) We each have 32 3rd-great-grandparents. How did their birth and death years vary? How long were their lifespans?
(2) For this week, please list your 32 3rd-great-grandparents, their
birth year,s their death years, and their lifespans in years. You can do
it in plain text, in a table or spreadsheet, or in a graph of some sort.
(3) Share your information about your 32 3rd-great-grandparents with us
in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or on
Facebook or Google+. Please leave a link to your information as a
comment to this post.
Note: Only list those you know about. If you don't know many of them, do your 16 2nd great-grandparents.
I'm quite a bit shy of knowing the names of all of my 3rd-great-grandparents, much less their birth and death years. I'm missing several of my 2nd-great-grandparents also, but proportionally not as many, so I'll list those as well as I can. And I don't use Ahnentafel numbers.
Joel Armstrong, 1849–1921, 72 years
Sarah Ann Deacon Lippincott, 1860–about 1905, about 45
James Gauntt, 1831–1889, 68 years
Amelia Gibson, 1831–1908, 77 years
Frederick Cleworth Dunstan, 1840–1873, 33 years
Martha Winn, 1837–1884, 47 years
Gershon Itzhak Novitsky, about 1858–1948, 90 years
Dora Yelsky, about 1958–1936, 78 years
Victor Gordon, about 1866–1925, 59 years
Esther Leah Schneiderman, about 1871–1908, 37 years
Morris Brainin, about 1862–1930, 58 years
Rose Dorothy Jaffe, about 1869–1934, 65 years
I have reasonable information on only twelve of my sixteen great-great-grandparents. I don't know the name of my paternal grandfather's father, so those great-great-grandparents are also unknown. I know the names of my material grandfather's paternal grandparents, but I have no birth information and only very rough delineators for their deaths. Even so, the birth years for half of my 2nd-great-grandparents (coincidentally, all of the Jewish ones) are very rough estimates. On the other hand, the death years are estimates only for Joel Armstrong and Sarah Lippincott.
The average birth year for these ancestors is 1853, ranging from 1831 to 1871. The average death year is 1913, ranging from 1873 to 1948.
The average lifespan is 61, covering a wide range of 33 to 90 (both of whom were men). The average lifespan for men is 63, while the average for women is 58.
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Lifespans of Your Third Great-grandparents
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