Each week, Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings posts Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week I decided to play along. The challenge is outlined below:
1) How old is one of your grandfathers now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”
2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an “ahnentafel”). Who is that person?
3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the “roulette number.”
And here are my results:
1) I have chosen my maternal grandfather who was born in 1902. Today he would be 108 as his birthday wasn’t until April. 108/4=27.
2) The person on my list with the ahnenfatel (1) number 27 is Rebecca Lusty, my great-great grandmother.
3) a. Rebecca Lusty was born in February 1866 in Croydon, Surrey, England. She was married on November 26, 1882 to William John Richardson in Bromley, Kent. She died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 26, 1922.
b. By the 1881 census, her family had moved from Croyden and was living at 3 Maybank Cottages in Lewisham, Kent. Rebecca is listed as a domestic servant. (The Richardsons, incidentally, lived at 4 Maybank Cottages!) While the actual cottages no longer exist, when my husband and I were in England a few years ago we thought it would be interesting to find the general area. Unfortunately, the railway was undertaking some repairs that day and we couldn’t get close enough to investigate. Maybe next time!
c. In the mid-1880s, Rebecca and John moved from England and settled in Ontario. Of their ten children, three were born in England – Rebecca Alice (my great-grandmother), William and Alfred. The other seven – Rose, John, Albert, Martha, Charles, Edward and Ellen - were born in Ontario.
(1) From Ancestry.com: Ahnentafel is a German word that literally translates as “ancestor table”. It is a list of all known ancestors of an individual and includes the full name of each ancestor as well as dates and places of birth, marriage, and death whenever possible. It also has a strict numbering scheme. (for more info, click here)