1) Using your ancestral lines, how far back in time can you go with two degrees of separation? That means "you knew an ancestor, who knew another ancestor." When was that second ancestor born?
2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook or a stream post on Google+.
I tried this with both my father's line and my mother's:
1. My Hork-Sullivan-Gleeson line: My paternal great grandaunt, Loretto M. Sullivan Patterson (1885-1972) held me (born in 1954 in Concord, California). She definitely knew her grandmother, Margaret Tierney Gleeson (1835 in Canada, d. 1920 in Portland, Oregon) because she lived with her grandparents after her mother died in 1912.
|Me with Aunt Loretta - 1954|
|Loretta with her Aunt and Grandmother - 1913 or so|
Pretty good. I was able to get back to 1820!
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