Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Which ancestor would you like to talk to

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’s mission was:

 1)  We sometimes find we have questions we would love to discuss with our ancestors – the who, what, when, why and how questions that might help with our genealogy research.

2)  Which ancestors would you like to talk to?  What questions would you ask?  

3)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.

Here’s mine:

  1. My 2x great grandmother, Margaret Price. I have her date of birth, which an email from a relative said was from a birthday book, and the name of her father, John Price, and her birthplace Merthyr Kinnock (or Cynog) in Brecknockshire (Breconshire), Wales. However, the possible baptisms I’ve found don’t list parents, and the name John Price is too common to be able to determine which is the right one. I would therefore ask Margaret who her mother was, and the names of her grandparents.  I would also ask if the William Price who was the witness at her marriage, and was with her family on the 1841 census, was her brother, and whether she had any other siblings, and what their names were.
  2. My 3x great grandfather, David Richardson. The only record I have been able to find for him is the 1841 census (and the baptism record for his daughter Martha).  I would ask him where he was born, and who his parents and grandparents were.  I would also ask when and where he married Margaret Nicol, and where he went after the 1841 census.
  3. My 3x great grandmother, Margaret Nicol. I would ask her when and where she was born, and who her parents and grandparents were.  Also, when and where did she marry George Stewart, and when and where did he die?
  4. My 3x great grandfather, William Reeves. I think that William is the William Reeves christened in 1805 who was the illegitimate son of Jane Reeves. I would ask him, is this his baptism, and, if so, does he know who his father and grandparents were.
  5. My 3x great grandfather, William Gill. I would ask him where he was from, as the first record I have for him in Cumberland is when he married Mary Scott, and the 1841 census shows he was born out of county.  Also, who were his parents and grandparents.


One thought on “Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Which ancestor would you like to talk to

  1. Talking with those ancestors would really crack your brick walls, wouldn’t it? The years before the every name census records make researching much more difficult. Children of unwed mothers makes the searching even more difficult. I had a brick wall for years with my 3X great grandfather in Denmark.


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