When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Some Semi-Random Research~This Week's SNGF


  Randy Seaver from Genea-Musings has issued this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission ~


1)  We're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Research tonight...what is your first name? [This is the easy part!]


2)  Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the first person in your alphabetical name index is with a surname starting with the first two letters of your first name (e.g., my first name is RAndall, so I'm looking for the first person with a surname starting with RA).  [If there are no surnames with those first two letters, take the surname after that letter combination.]

3)  What do you know about this person based on your research?  It's OK to do more if you need to - in fact, it's encouraged!

4)  How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree?


5)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post.


My results~
1) My first name is Cheri
2) I looked in my Legacy surname index for the first person whose surname started with CH and came up with George Chandler who died in Darlington County, SC about 1820.
3)  What do I know about him? Not much! I have been told that he married Margaret Hawthorn.  I descend from their daughter Margaret Elizabeth Chandler.
4) George Chandler was my paternal 5th Great Grandfather and the end of the line for this family.
 I haven't worked on this line for quite a while. I decided to so some searches on Google and on Ancestry.com.  I was able to find someone who is researching the Chandlers  and may have information on George and his family.  Hopefully I will get a response to the message I sent asking for help.
Thanks Randy for this mission tonight. I don't know when I would get back to researching the Chandlers without it!

 © Cheri Hudson Passey

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