Ginny is a professional genealogist in Seattle, WA and has been "doing" genealogy for over 30 years. This blog is a way to share what she's learned about family history research and to share some of her family information in the hopes of discovering some new cousins.
Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge for tonight involves counting the number of children and grandchildren for each woman in your matrilineal line--so mother, mother's mother, mother's mother's mother.....
My matrilineal line:
1.Nancy Leah Swicegood (1917-1996) had 5 children (1 died in infancy),
2.Molly Fay Brookshire (1894-1966) had 6 children,
15 grandchildren (1 died in infancy)
3.Nancy Jane Collins (1873-1966) had 3 children, 8 grandchildren
4.Rebecca Jane Campbell (1842-1882) had 8 children,
25 grandchildren [3 husbands; 3 children died young]
5.Sarah Anne Crabtree (1817-1856) had 8 children,
6.Rebecca Sally Holeman (1774-185x) had 10
children, no idea how many grandchildren
After a long day of driving, I was too tired to generate outline descendant charts for each woman and seriously study the results. I just looked at each generation in FTM 2014 and added the child counts. I think my research is pretty complete through the 5th generation, but haven't researched most of Rebecca Holeman's children.