Saturday, July 16, 2016

SATURDAY NIGHT FUN ~ Which of your ancestors have you met?

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This evening’s Saturday Night Fun comes from Randy Seaver’s post on his Genea-Musings blog.  Randy writes a weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun post.  You can find his post here.

Our mission this week was as follows:

1) Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).

2) Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.

So Here Is My List:

Harry Norman Gould, my father (1912-1991), lived in Detroit, Michigan, Pompano Beach, Florida and San Diego, California.

Patricia Anne (Milne) Gould Cornelius, my mother (1924-2016), lived in Detroit, Michigan, Pompano Beach, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston and Wharton, Texas and San Diego, California.

Harry Whipple Gould, my father’s father (1886-1960), lived in Detroit, Michigan and Pompano Beach, Florida.

Marie Wallace (Lindsay) Gould, my father’s mother (1888-1970), lived in Detroit, Michigan, Pompano Beach, Florida and San Diego, California.

Joseph Albert Milne, my mother’s father (1883-1957), lived in Detroit, Michigan his whole life.

Florence Lee Nora (Bowden) Milne, my mother’s mother (1888-1986), lived in Ashland & Covington, Kentucky, Detroit, Michigan and for a short time in Houston, Texas.

So, I’ve met six of my ancestors.  Unfortunately, I never got to meet any great grandparents.  If you have, you are very lucky and should ask them lots of questions, write everything down and cherish every minute.

I’d love to hear how many of your ancestors you’ve “met.”  Tell me about it here in a comment or on your own blog.

Thanks for this episode of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy.

Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

Copyright ©  2010-2016   Diane Gould Hall


  1. I enjoyed your post. My link is on Randy's challenge page. I have met nine.

    1. Mary,
      WOW! Nine is great. I guess literally great, since you must have met several great grandparents. I'm off to read your post.
      Thanks for stopping by.


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