Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Ancestral Places Geneameme


National flags of the different countries of the world in a heap. Top view

Alona from Lone Tester blog has set us this geneameme for National Family History Month. The rules are as follows:
What places do your ancestors come from?
Using the alphabet how many letters can you name ancestral places for? Some you will no doubt know well, some you may not … at least not yet (see my letter ‘I’ and ‘N’ examples below). I still have more research to do on those lines.
It doesn’t have to be where your ancestors were born, but it does have to be a place that they were associated with. For instance they lived or worked (or died?) in that place.
Most of the places that I have listed,  relate to direct line Ancestors.  Hopefully,  someone searching Google will find this post and contact me!

A = Aspatria, Cumbria, England (John Walker)
B = Bet Bet, Victoria, Australia (Samuel Mottram)
C = Creswick, Victoria, Australia (Elias Jones)
D = Devon, England (Richard & Charity Barrett)
E = Edinburgh City, Scotland (Catherine Glass)
F = Fife, Scotland (John Glass)
G = Galway, Ireland (Richard Foy)
H = Havelock, Victoria, Australia (Ambrose Frank Walker)
I = Ireland (Mary Conroy)
J = Jeparit, Victoria, Australia (William Adam Bisset Scott)
K = Kangaroo Flat, Victoria, Australia (Eva Jean Scott)
L = Leith South, Scotland (Donald Scott)
M =Munich, Germany (Alois Fritz)
N = Nhill, Victoria, Australian (Pilgrim & Bound Families)
O = Oxley, Queensland, Australia (Agnes Drayton)
P = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US (Samuel Drayton)
Q = Quethiok, Cornwall, England (John Congdon)
R = Rathscar, Victoria, Australia (Thomas Rowe)
S = Scaldwell, Northampton-shire, England (Binyoun Warner)
T = Tavistock, Devonshire, England (Charity Richards)
U = United Kingdom (Many)
V = Victoria, Australia (Many of the Modern Family)
W = Wales, UK (Elias Jones)
Y = Yorkshire, England (Abel Cartwright)
Z = Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia (living cousin)

4 comments:

  1. That's cool. I would have lots of blanks in my family tree. My mother's parents were both born in the same town. Brothers and sisters from two different families all married each other.

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  2. What interesting place names your ancestors were associated with!

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