Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Genealogy Matching Game

How may faces can you match?

Below you will find many faces belonging to my direct line of ancestors.  

Can you match the father to


their son?

Or can you match the mother to

their daughter?

Can you see the family resemblance?  Or not? Please put your answer in the comments below and I will provide the answers and announce a winner next week.  

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54 comments:

  1. I have a matching game in my post for this week. Darn - now everyone will think I copied you. HA. Your game is much trickier than mine though.

    Men--ooh, these are hard. But #4 is one handsome guy!! Here are my guesses:
    1 d
    2 a
    3 b
    4 c
    5 e
    6 h
    7 f
    8 g

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    1. You provided the answers straight away, while I left everyone hanging for a few days.

      Yes, my Great Grandfather William Adam Bisset Scott was quite a looker, even when he was older.

      3/8


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  2. I recently found a picture of my husband's grandfather. My youngest son looks just like him. Here are my guesses:

    1-c
    2-a
    3-b
    4-d
    5-f
    6-h
    7-e
    8-g

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    1. I am not sure who I look like (can't find a phsical similarity with anyone except my brother!)

      3/8

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  3. 1A
    2C
    3D
    4B
    5G
    6H
    7F
    8E
    Now I look at what the others have guessed, so different!! I am convinced I won't be accused of cheating !!

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    1. 6/8 - The best so far, you only switched the first two.

      Well Done.

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  4. 1d 2a 3b & 4c
    a8 b6 c5 & d7
    1g 3f 4e & 2h
    Whats the prize.

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    1. Sorry I am a bit confused. One father and son correct (2a) and you managed to pick husband and wife a8, b6, 3f,

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  5. That was fun. But I probably didn't get mine right. Here goes:
    1-c
    2-d
    3-b
    4-a
    5-g
    6-f
    7-e
    8-h
    Nancy

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  6. Great idea Sharon and very hard to choose. I went with-
    1a
    2d
    3b
    4c
    5f
    6h
    7e
    8g

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  7. Especially hard because when I got to the last one, it didn't go with the one I had left! But here's what I've got:

    1b 2a 3d 4a
    5g 6f 7e 8h

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  8. Hmm, let see.

    1 - d
    2 - a
    3 - b
    4 - c
    5 - f
    6 - e
    7 - g
    8 - h

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  9. Oh what fun. 1-c, 2-a,3-d,4-b,5-g,6-e,7-f,8-h

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    1. The first to get all the men correct.

      6/8 is an excellent effort and you were so close. You had 6e. These two are the same person so do look alike! Sorry a little trick that I threw in.

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  10. I'm totally confused I should not have looked at others' choices first.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Bob. I didn't make it easy and there are a few tricks in there.

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  11. What an original idea and a wonderful set of portraits. It was too difficult for me, though, so I am passing on the matching challenge.

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    1. There are four generations of females in there, which means that both my grandmother and great grandmother are pictured on both rows!
      Many people have picked the similarity :)

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  12. What a great idea for this theme.

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    1. Thank you. Something different :)

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    1. 2/8.......I feel like a school teacher

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  14. Wow, I feel like I'm taking a pop quiz!
    1c
    2b
    3d
    4a
    5f
    6h
    7e
    8g

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  15. I don't think I am good at matching;
    1=c
    2=a
    3=d
    4=b

    5=e
    6=f
    7=g
    8=h
    I tried my best.

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    1. 4/8 - you got all the fathers and sons

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  16. Here are my best guesses:
    Fathers/Sons:
    1 = c
    2 = a
    3 = d
    4 = b

    Mothers/Daughters:
    5 = e
    6 = h
    7 = f
    8 = g

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    1. 6/8. SO close. I tricked you! 8g are the same person so they do look alike.

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  17. What a clever idea Sharon!!

    My guesses are:
    1-c
    2-a
    3-d
    4-b

    5-g
    6-h
    7-f
    8-8

    I wonder how many of them are related other than as parent-child? There seemed to be quite a few correlations.

    Thanks!1

    Pauleen

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    1. We have a WINNER! 8/8 - You are very observant as there are a number of correlations. 6e are both my grandmother and 8g are both her mother (my great grandmother).

      Well Done Pauleen.

      I was going to offer assistance in researching family history to the winner.........but you don't need my help as I think you could held me :)

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    2. I think I'll take an IOU on that...never know when a different set of eyes will assist :-) It was fun!

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  18. What great fun :
    1c 2a 3d 4b 5g 6h 7e 8f

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  19. Somebody once told me that, for men and their sons, look at their EARS! For women and their daughters, its the MOUTH or NOSE!

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    1. Yes, the ears give away a couple of the fathers and sons above.

      I am not sure that you can guess the mothers and daughters the same way though.

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  20. I am not looking at what others said. Those bushy beards distracted me, this was fun & I might be way off, but
    1-d
    2-a
    3-b
    4-c
    5-f
    6-e
    7-h
    8-g

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    1. 1/8. Thanks for having a go. Yes the busy beards did confuse things. No one picked 3c, they are the same person at different ages.

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  21. What a great post, Sharon. I'll be interested to see the results. It's too early on a Sunday morning for me to even attempt an answer ;)

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    1. Lol. I am not a morning person either :)

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  22. 1-c
    2-a
    3-d
    4-b
    5-g
    6-e
    7-f
    8-h

    It's very hard to tell if 5 goes with f or if 7 goes with f. And g could also go with either 5 or 7. I wondered if I should assume that you would put them out of order so that the matches wouldn't be beneath each other or if you might trick us to have them lined up in order! A conundrum ... and as I go back, I'm completely rethinking the women. Maybe I should add my 2nd guesses as a separate list! lol

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    1. Lol. Very close Kathy with 6/8. All the men are correct and I also confused you with 6e, as they do look alike as they are the same person, my grandmother. 8h is grandmother and granddaughter so they look alike too.

      Well Done.

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  23. Enjoyed your pictures and the game --- also the Sepian participation.

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    1. Thankyou Joan. Yes the Sepians are a great interactive group.

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  24. What a wonderful idea for a game! I can't even begin match them, but enjoyed trying.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl. I think I would struggle if I didn't know them so some people have done really well.

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  25. Oh what fun, I saw this yesterday but didn't have enough time so here I am now! 1. d 2. a 3. b 4. c 5. h 6. e 7. f 8. g

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    1. Thank you for trying Karen. 2/8. I have put the answers up now.

      http://shazlex.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/a-genealogy-matching-game-answers.html

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