Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genea-Bucket List

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge this week is:

Knowing that a "Bucket List" is a wish list of things to do before death:

What is on your Genealogy Bucket List?  What research locations do you want to visit?  Are there genea-people that you want to meet and share with?  What do you want to accomplish with your genealogy research?  List a minimum of three items - more if you want!

I do have some places I’d like to visit that concerns my genealogy research. I don’t necessarily need to research there but would love to walk on the ground where our ancestors lived. I’d visit the churches and learn about the history of the area at the museums. Perhaps I’d buy a souvenir or two as well.

County Cork where my Sullivan line came from and County Tipperary where my Gleeson and Tierney folks came from.

Lippe county, in particular the towns of Oldenhundem, Kirchhundem, and Altenhundem in Westphalia where my Hork family came from. There, I’d see where the Sommers, Troesters, and Voss families lived.

Kusel in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. My husband’s Wollenweber line is from here.

Unterhausen in Wuerttemberg, Germany. My husband’s Voehringer line is from here.

Poszan in Poland that was called Schneidemuehl when Germans lived there. My Sievert family came from there in 1852.

County Cornwall, where my husband’s Davey line is from.

Åsenhöga, Jönköping county, Sweden where my husband’s Nilsson (later called Nilsen) line came from. Also Grolanda, Skaraborgs county, Sweden, where the Lundquist (their American name) family came from.

My daughters have been to Åsenhöga, Jönköping county, Sweden but the other places have not been visited yet. Looks like a month-long vacation at least to hit all of these places.

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  1. That's a good list! Out of curiosity, if Lundquist is what the family called itself here, did they not use that name in Sweden at all?

    1. One son started using it in Sweden. He might have been the first to immigrate. Before that, the surname changed each generation.

  2. I think you should plan a one month trip to Europe. Do England and Ireland first and then mainland Europe. That would be a dream vacation!

    1. Yes it would and one I might be able to talk my husband into, if it involves riding trains to get there.

  3. It sounds like you need a lengthy stay in Europe! How fascinating!! I believe my Sullivans immigrated from Cork County Ireland to Maryland. Cornelius Sullivan (1749 - 1816) married Catherine Bohn (1753-1824). I am descended from their son Jacob (1778-1848)

    1. Lots of Sullivan's came to the US. It's hard to sort them out.


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