Well, I'm a little confused by parts of this week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge from Randy Seaver, but I shall press on and attempt to do it anyway!
Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along; cue the Mission: Impossible! music!):
(1) Have you identified #42 on your ahnentafel list? If not, how about #21, the mother of #42? If not, how about #10 on your ahnentafel list? Do you even have an ahnentafel list?
(3) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status post. Please leave a link in a comment to this post.
So, I'm confused because I thought ahnentafels increased the numbers as they went backward in time. If that is the case, then #21 wouldn't be the mother of #42, she would be the daughter of #42 (which is what my ahnentafel indicates). So maybe Randy just mixed that part up?
As it so happens, I know next to nothing about my #42 ahnentafel ancestor, and not much more about #21.
Mr. #42 on my ahnentafel is my 3rd-great-grandfather John Gibson. I have no birth or death information for him, merely his name. His wife, my 3rd-great-grandmother (#43 on the list), was said to have been named Mary, and that's all the information I have on her. I'm pretty sure they were born and died in New Jersey, but that's an educated guess. I have looked for more information about them online, but with no success.
Their names were gleaned from the death certificate of my 2nd-great-grandmother Amelia Gibson (#21), who married James Gauntt. Amelia's death certificate states that she died June 19, 1908. Her birth, which I have as June 1831, was found in the 1900 census.
Obviously, I don't have much information on the Gibson branch of my family. Yet another reason I need to find a lot of time to spend conducting on-site research in New Jersey.
I see a road trip to New Jersey in your future!ReplyDelete
Just as the country is opening up again! Coincidence?Delete
New Jersey is a tough place to research with missing censuses and few early vital records.Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I figure I'll have a better chance, though, if I go in person, because then I'll get to see all those records that aren't online. :)Delete