Saturday, February 18, 2012

SNGF: Ancestral Name Roulette

This week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun by Randy at Genea-Musings is:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) What year was your paternal grandfather born?  Divide this number by 100 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."

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

5) If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then spin the wheel again - pick a grandmother, or yourself, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!

My roulette number is:

1) 1933/100=19.33 rounded to 19

2) Number 19 on my ancestral name list is Jozefa "Josephine" Szydlik (1886-1973), my great-great grandmother.

3) ---She was born somewhere in Poland on 26 Sep 1886.  I just ordered her SS-5 and am hoping for the exact place of birth in the next 20 business days;-)

---She was married to Franciszek "Francis" "Frank" Karpinski and they had 6 children, Florence, Thaddeus, Genowefa, Roman, Stanislawa and Alfreda.

---Her parents were Thomas Szydlik and Barbara (last name unknown) and she had at least two siblings, sister's Stefania and Apolania.


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