Sunday, July 3, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Jul 2, 2016

Last night Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings posted his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Here are my answers

  1. _x_Gone to sleep reciting details about ancestors?    yes
  2. _x_Photographed more than 20 tombstones?    Tens of thousands of them.
  3. __Had an ancestral chart, family photo, coat of arms, ship of immigration (or similar) professionally printed or framed?    not yet
  4. _x_Figured out your kinship to someone famous?   All the time!
  5. _x_Solved a stranger’s dead-end mystery for free?    Occasionally.
  6. _x_Considered consulting a psychic about genealogy?   Considered, but haven't...yet...
  7. _x_Taken a selfie in a graveyard or hugged a tombstone?   Yes.
  8. __Probed the ground or used a divining rod to locate a missing tombstone?   No...but maybe someday!
  9. __Written your own obituary?  No
  10. __Created a birth, marriage or death notice (obit) for an ancestor who didn’t have one?  No
  11. _x_Eschewed the sunshine for valuable library/research time (or met the dawn while tracing your family tree)?  Yes
  12. _x_Celebrated a birthday, marriage or commemorative event of a deceased forebear? Yes
  13. _x_Rescued (i.e., purchased) photos, medals or similar objects of someone not related to you?   Yes
  14. __Reunited lost artifacts with living relatives? No
  15. __Centered a vacation around genealogy?  Not yet
  16. __Traveled to meet a newly discovered cousin whom you met through genealogy research?   Not yet
  17. _x_Tested your DNA?  AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, 23andMe autosomal tests
  18. _x_Paid for others to get their DNA tested?   yes!
  19. _x_Worn clothing (t-shirts, jackets, hats) emblazoned with genealogy surnames, slogans, society names, etc.?  Lots of t-shirts, worn at conferences, seminars and to bed.
  20. __Upon their leaving the nest, converted your child’s bedroom (or personal space) into a genealogy room?   Most still in the nest, so not yet!
  21. __Spent more on genealogy in a month than groceries?  Not yet
  22. _x_Collected odd records in the name of genealogy (for example, taxes)?  Yes
  23. __Added margin notations in books (error corrections, enhanced details)?  No
  24. _x_Mapped a forebear’s traipsings?  Genealogy software makes this easy to do.
  25. _x_Traveled more than 100 miles for research (library, court house)?  Yes
  26. __Purchased something that belonged to an ancestor or that has his/her name on it (photo albums, homesteads, lineage society pins)?  No.
  27. __Participated in a reenactment related to your ancestry?  Not yet, but working on it!
  28. __Made something to commemorate genealogy (historical costumes, paraphernalia, needlepoint or model of an immigrant ship, painting, genealogy quilt)? Not yet, but working on it!
  29. _x_Joined more than five lineage or genealogy societies?  Yes
  30. __Overlaid an ancestor’s photo on that of a living person to identify a doppelganger (look-alike)?  Not yet.
  31. _x_Downloaded, emailed or shared genealogy jokes?  Yes
  32. _x_Purchased a book with only a small reference to your ancestry (100 words)?  Yes
  33. __Mentioned genealogy in your will?  Not yet
  34. _x_Studied old handwriting or consulted with a handwriting expert so that you can read old documents?  Yes.
  35. __Made a gen-tote of gadgets for on-the-go projects (portable scanning, grave cleaning, flash drives, notepads, acid free gloves)?  Not yet
  36. __Taken a handful of dirt or a stone from a place significant to your ancestry?  Never thought to do it.
  37. _x_Diverted a mealtime conversation to genealogy?  Happens all the time!
  38. _x_Initiated conversations about ancestry with complete strangers (outside of a genealogy setting)?  Tell me your name and I'll discuss it!
  39. _x_Researched the genealogy of complete strangers?  Yep.
  40. _x_Transcribed an old document, or more than 500 genealogy records?  Many.
  41. _x_Joined a dozen or more social media genealogy groups?  Facebook has many!
  42. _x_Created a genealogy blog or a public tree (online)?   Every place I can.
  43. __Published a family history book or distributed genealogy folders amongst the relatives?  Not yet.
  44. _x_Programmed gen-destinations (court houses, cemeteries) into your GPS?  The easy way to find places!
  45. __Taken genealogy courses with the intention of receiving a certificate or other form of recognition?   Not yet, might in the future.
  46. __Paid to attend genealogy conferences?  Not yet, didn't pay for the one I attended.
  47. _x_Searched surnames on eBay?  Yes
  48. _x_Scoured thrift or resale shops for genealogical finds?  Yes
  49. _x_Trespassed in the name of genealogy?  Yes
  50. _x_Dined anywhere but your dining table to avoid disturbing a genealogy project?  When I was younger, now I don't use the dining room table for projects, I have a desk.

My score is 30- Up and Coming Genealogist Award.

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