Weeee, I am home on a Saturday night and I am actually working on my genealogy! Thought I would see what Randy Seaver suggested for our Saturday night genealogy fun! I believe I can do this too!
Name one set of your great grandparents, list their descendants by generation, list how many are still living, and how many I have met. Here I go...
****I have chosen my great grandparents John Guinee (1888-1972) and Alma (Ball) Guinee (1886-1963). I may have met both of them, but if I did I was very young and gosh darn it, have no recollection of them personally.
****I used my Family Tree Maker program to create a descendant chart!
****John and Alma had:
1st generation: four children.
2nd generation: nine grandchildren, four are still living
3rd generation: forty-three great grandchildren,, I believe all are still living
4th generation: seventy-three great great grandchildren, I know one is deceased
5th generation: nine great, great, great grandchildren
***** How many have I met?
Well, I only know five of their grandchildren, although I am still trying to find two more that I believe are still alive.
I know/met via the internet twenty five of their great grandchildren
I know forty-four of their great great grandchildren.
I do not know any of the great, great, grandchildren, although perhaps some day I will!
I really only know my Grandfather's descendants the best. I have emailed several other cousins quite often, especially during the holidays. I continue to send out "are we related" letters each month and once in a blue moon actually get a response. I am currently waiting to see if I hear anything from three such letters!
These little exercise was fun and got me thinking of a few other areas I should explore to fill in some missing relatives!