Things I would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things I haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
1. Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents
Whilst I’m marking this as done I can only actually name 14 of them, my grandfather never knew his father and this is not a line I will ever be able to follow backwards. It is done as much as it can ever be.
2. Can name over 50 direct ancestors
3. Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents
7 out of 8 for the same reasons as above.
4. Have an ancestor who was married more than three times
5. Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
6. Met all four of my grandparents
7. Met one or more of my great-grandparents
I was lucky enough to know 3 of my 4 great-grandmothers, not so lucky with the men in the family.
8. Named a child after an ancestor
Don’t have any yet but it’s always something to keep in mind.
9. Bear an ancestor's given name/s
As far as I know I’m the first Carole in our family.
10. Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland
11. Have an ancestor from Africa
12. Have an ancestor from Asia
13. Have an ancestor from Continental Europe
14. Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer
15. Have an ancestor who had large land holdings
16. Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi
17. Have an ancestor who was a midwife
18. Have an ancestor who was an author
19. Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones
20. Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
21. Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X
22. Have an ancestor with a forename beginning with Z
23. Have an ancestor born on 25th December
24. Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
25. Have blue blood in your family lines
My 4x Gt Grandmother, Mary PULESTON (1813-1887) was descended from the DE PYVELESDON’s whose family was linked by marriage to Owain Glyn Dwr, the Last Prince of Wales and all that there Royal blood in the English Court. This line doesn’t really interest me though as it’s all been documented and done.
26. Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
27. Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
My great grandfather, Franklin ELLIS was born in Chester, England.
28. Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century
William DUCKWORTH, born approximately 1799 in Hawarden, Flintshire and my 5x Gt Grandfather.
29. Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier
Hamo DE PYVELESDON, born approximately 1155 in Puleston, Shropshire and my 23x Gt Grandfather.
30. Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents
31. Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
32. Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
33. Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence
34. Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
35. Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (Tell us where)
I’ve shared part-stories here, on my blog but not a ‘from the cradle to the grave’ feature.
36. Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)
37. Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries
38. Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family
39. Have a family bible from the 19th Century
My grandfather has his WRIGHT family bible in his home, I’ve accessed it a couple of times. There is also a ROBERTS family bible in the possession of my cousins across the pond.
40. Have a pre-19th century family bible
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