Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Ahnentafel Roulette

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun.  This week the mission was about voting in a Presidential election.  Since I have lived all my life in Australia, I never have, and I don’t remember the first time I voted here in Australia, so I’ve decided to choose one of his old missions this week.  I have chosen the mission from Saturday, September 19, 2009.  The mission was:

 1) How old is your father 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 ahnentafel. Who is that person?

3) Tell us three facts about that person with the “roulette number.”

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook note or comment, or as a comment on this blog post.

 1) My dad was born in 1923, so he would be 93 if he were still alive.  93/4 = 23.25, so my roulette number is 23.

2) #23 in my ahnetafel is Maria Louisa Doyle. Maria (also known as Louisa) was born 17 January 1847 and christened 8 February 1847 at St Phillip, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Doyle and Catherine Mills.

3) 3 facts about Maria are:

She appeared on the 1851 England Census with her parents and siblings at Deritend and Bordesley, Aston, Warwickshire.  She was listed on the census as Louisa Doyle, and was 3 years old.  The residence of the family was School, 9 Campfield.  Louisa’s father was a schoolmaster.

She appeared on the 1861 England census with her mother and siblings at 113 Brearley St, St George, Birmingham. At the time, she was 14 years old, and her occupation was scholar.

Louisa migrated to Australia with her parents and siblings on the “Great Britain”, which arrived in Victoria in August 1862. Louisa was again listed as being 14 years old.