Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Ancestral Birthplace Chart

Another great fun day with Randy Seaver from Genea-Musing.

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 
1) My friend and colleague J. Paul Hawthorne started this on Facebook, and many geneabloggers have already done it.
2) The challenge is to create a five or six generation ancestor chart that shows your ancestor's birthplaces. You can download Paul's sample chart (an Excel spreadsheet) available at Pat Richley-Erickson created another spreadsheet (5 or 6 generations), available at:
3) Share your Ancestral birthplace Chart with the genealogy world on your own blog post or on Facebook or on Google+.

Facebook was all the rage for two days as nearly every genealogist posted a colorful pedigree chart showing the birth locations of  5 generations of ancestors. It was all due to the invention of J. Paul Hawthorne, a fellow Californian who lives way south of me.

I quickly made one and posted it on Facebook.

Lisa's ancestors based on where they were born.

Not long after I posted this, my daughter messaged me on Facebook and wanted to see one made for her. So here it is:

My two daughters' ancestry, based on where they were born

It was such a pleasure seeing everyone's colorful trees on Facebook!

Copyright © 2016 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past. All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A "Bucket List" Meme

Another fun meme from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musing:

1) A "Bucket List" meme went around Facebook several weeks ago where you put an "X" in the box if you have done it!

2) Copy and paste it into your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+ and fill it out (erase my entries and insert your own).

Here's the list and my responses:

(X) Shot a gun
( ) Gone on a blind date
(X ) Skipped school
(X ) Watched someone die
(X ) Visited Canada
(X ) Visited Hawaii
( ) Visited Cuba
(X ) Visited Europe
(X ) Visited Las Vegas
( ) Visited Central America

( ) Visited Asia
( ) Visited Africa
() Visited Florida
(X ) Visited Mexico
(X ) Seen the Grand Canyon in person
( ) Flown in a helicopter
(X ) Served on a jury
(X ) Been lost
(X ) Traveled to the opposite side of the country
(X ) Visited Washington, DC

(X ) Swam in the Ocean
( X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X ) Played cops and robbers
(X ) Played cowboys and Indians
( ) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke
( ) Sang a solo or duet in church
(X ) Paid for a meal with coins only
( ) Made prank phone calls
( ) Laughed until some beverage came out of your nose

(X ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X ) Had children
(X ) Had a pet
( ) Been skinny-dipping
() Been fishing
(X ) Been boating
( ) Been downhill skiing
( ) Been water skiing
(X ) Been camping in a trailer/RV
(X ) Been camping in a tent

( ) Driven a motorcycle
( ) Been bungee-jumping (ripcord jumping)
(X ) Gone to a drive-in movie
(X ) Done something that could have killed you…
(X ) Done something that you will regret for the rest of your life
( ) Rode an elephant
( ) Rode a camel
(X ) Eaten just cookies or cake or ice cream for dinner
( ) Been on TV
( ) Stolen any traffic signs

(X ) Been in a car accident
( ) Been in the Hospital in past 24 months
(X ) Donated blood
( ) Gotten a (speeding) or any other type of ticket in the past 12 months
(X) Gotten a piercing
( ) Gotten a Tattoo
(X ) Driven a manual transmission vehicle
( ) Ever owned your dream car
(X ) Been Married
( ) Been divorced

( X) Fell in love
( ) Fell out of love
( ) Paid for a strangers meal
( ) Driven over 100 mph
( ) Been scuba diving
( ) Written a published book/story/poetry
( ) Eaten snails

I have not been too adventurous.

Copyright © 2016 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past. All Rights Reserved.