Genealogy Abundance, Week 38: Funny Ancestor Stories
This week’s writing prompt should be a lot more fun than last week’s dry topic of state archives. Thanks to the few of you who mustered up journals on that.
Week 38: Funny Ancestor Stories. Tell us a funny ancestor story that stands out in your mind. When did you first hear the story? Do other family members tell different versions? Does this tale play a large part in your family tree?
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your favorite state archive.
When you do, please put “Funny Ancestor Stories” in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it in this week’s FamilyTreeCircles blog post about it.
“Funny Ancestor Stories” Journals From FamilyTreeCircles Members
FUNNY ANCESTOR STORY :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
Great Uncle Bill was born in Ireland in the late 1800s He arrived in New Zealand about 1920 with a number of his siblings and they established themselves in various parts of NZ Most of them settled near Wellington but great uncle Bill stayed in Christchurch so in all my life I think I only met him half a dozen times The first time I met him he gave me 2/- (20 cents) so he was forever embedded in my mind!! I loved him. He was very quiet. Tall and thin, he would bend right down to talk to me ...via: www.familytreecircles.com
Funny family stories :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
My grandfather was born in 1878 and lived to be 106. As I was growing up he would sit with me on the porch or in front of the fireplace and tell me stories of the Civil War. I was in Junior High before I realized that Grandpa Eubanks had not actually ‘lived’ those stories, they were ones he had been told by uncles and other members of the family. The best one was about his father and grandfather burying all the family valuables and money under a big rock shaped like a frog out in the pasture. Wh…via: www.familytreecircles.com
More Whoppers Families Tell You :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
Just reading about Sue Graham’s post regarding the whoppers families tell brought to mind a whopper in our family. I really can’t mention names, because I am sworn to secrecy. But a certain person’s great grandmother was so secretive about her age that she went so far as to cut up her marriage certificate and hide the pieces inside her handbag, never ever leaving the bag out of her sight. No ammount of pleading or trickery would loosen her lips as to her age. Then on the 7 September i…via: www.familytreecircles.com
Funny Ancestor Story: James Kinsey Brown :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
When my Great, Great Grandfather, James Kinsey Brown, returned from fighting in the Civil War, he married and had four daughters. He named them Annie ATLANTA, CAROLINE Jane, Fannie MISSOURI, and Sally VIRGINIA for wars he fought in.via: www.familytreecircles.com
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy created by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts courtesy of GeneaBloggers for genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.
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