Monday, November 26, 2007

Two Memes

I got tagged for two memes by Barbara of Our Carroll family Genealogy.


In this meme, you're supposed to go to page 161 of the book you're currently reading and list the 6th sentence on that page. Then you tag five other bloggers to do the same.

I'll let you guess the book, here's the sentence: "The Dodger sighed again, and resumed his pipe; as did Charley Bates."

Can you top this?

This meme was started by John Newmark of Transylvanian Dutch. It's purpose is to list your most prolific ancestor. John's great-great-grandfather had 22 children with three wives. He gives you extra credit if you show a screen shot from your family tree program to illustrate your ancestor's feat.

My family tree program doesn't have a feature to report a list of how many children each ancestor had, so I'm basically just guess-timating which had the most, and I think that would be my great grandparents Geyer. They had 12 kids, so no, I can't beat that by far! I did have an ancestor (Isaac W. Watson) who had 16 kids, but only 9 were his own, the others were stepchildren. Unfortunately, I can't add a screenshot of the Geyer Family Sheet, because there are still living children of this couple and I wouldn't want to publish their personal information!


barbara 11/27/2007 3:27 AM  

Hi Christina,
How are you ? Nice to see you .
Thank you for trying these memes !
Let me guess...I'am probabaly getting egg on my face, but is that from Dickens ??
As for the "Can you top that ? " meme, I have not gone higher than 12.Although by modern standards, 10-15 children is rather a large family, that seems about "moderate" for the 19th century.
Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.

You have a great day and see you again soon.

ChristinaG 11/29/2007 7:51 PM  

Hi Barbara,

You're right, it was Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I just watched the movie with Ben Kingsley as Fagan and decided to read the book. Good so far, but it's tough to have any time to read.

And Cherie reminded me of our ancestor Isaac Longwell who had 9 kids with his first wife, Phoebe Cargill, and 8 kids with his second wife, Sarah Winslow!

Take care!

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