Its that time of the week again, time to participate in Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, which he has posted here. This weeks fun is to write a letter to Genea Santa. He writes,
“Come on, everybody, join in and accept the mission and execute it with precision. Here’s your chance to sit on Genea-Santa’s lap (virtually) and tell him your Christmas genealogy-oriented dreams:
1) Write your Genea-Santa letter. Have you been a good genealogy girl or boy? What genealogy-oriented items are on your Christmas wish list? They could be family history items, technology items, or things that you want to pursue your ancestral quest.
2) Tell us about them in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook status or Google Stream post.”
After giving it some thought, here is my letter.
Dear Genea Santa,
I have been a good neighbor in the genealogy community. I have offered assistance to others in the community who were needing help in their research. I have joined my local society and hope to volunteer with them next year. I have been to a few other society meetings in the surrounding area and I am considering joining some of those as well. I hope to be able to volunteer with them as well.
Since June, I have made many friends in this wonderful community and I am truly grateful for each of them.
Genea Santa, I have been a very good girl and hope that you can help with a few of the items on my wish list this year.
I would love to have:
- Registration for NGS 2012, with maybe a bit of spending money too.
- My subscription to Ancestry.com to be updated.
- Membership to NEGHS
- Membership to NGS
- Registration and flight to Jamboree 2012
- Flip Pal scanner
I know it seems like a lot and some of my requests are even a trip, but I would be grateful for just a few of the items.
Thank you so much Genea Santa, and I will always believe!
Randy at Genea-Musings has put out the call for some Saturday night fun. He says:
“Hey genealogy buffs – it’s Saturday Night again — time for more Genealogy Fun!!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!
2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.
3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Status line on Facebook or in your Stream at Google Plus.
4) If you have done this before, please do your father’s matrilineal line, or your grandfather’s matrilineal line, or your spouse’s matriliuneal line.
5) Does this list spur you to find distant cousins that might share one of your matrilineal lines? “
So I took a gander at my line, or lack thereof…To protect the identity of my living relatives, I am going to start this with my maternal grandmother.
a. Zedith Marie Lachney (17 Mar 1933 Raleigh Co, WV – 31 Dec 2009 Trinity, AL) married William H. Richmond Jr.
b. Mary Jane Hilton (14 Dec 1903 Perry Co, OH) – 18 July 1992 Seminole, FL) married Joseph Lachney
c. Susie Kerr (12 Feb 1876 Arlington, OH – 11 Sep 1943 Beckley, Raleigh Co, WV) married John James Hilton, Sr.
d. Margaret Garlinger (Feb 1849 – Somerset, PA – Dec 1910 Perry Co, OH) married John Kerr
e. Mary Hashsmith (1815 PA – 1870 Bairds Furnace, Perry Co, OH) married Adam Garlinger
As far as I know, no one has had any DNA testing done. Being a female in this line, it only makes sense that I should be the one to do this. Add another thing to my long line of to do lists.
My fathers matrilineal line is as follows:
a. Margaret (Ida) Jaeger (1 Jan 1919 Cook Co., IL – 15 Apr 1980 Chicago, Cook Co, IL) married 1) Frederick Fischer 2) Ambrose (Larry O’Connell)
b. Ella Martha Marie Jonas (12 Apr 1898, Cook Co, IL – 11 Oct 1956 Cook Co, IL) married Frederick Jaeger
c. Marie Lustgens (10 Mar 1862 Germany – 28 Aug 1944 Morton Grove, Cook Co, IL) married Wilhelm/William Jonas
Again, as far as I know, no one has completed any DNA testing on this line either. I do have a few aunts that I can ask to do this for me. Seems I could send them a Christmas gift and hope they will take it.
Thanks Randy for keeping all the genealogists busy, and having fun with the research we have completed.