Saturday, November 12, 2011

Surname Saturday Meme: Names, Places and Most Wanted Faces

Periodically I think it is important that we "revive" some of the more successful blogging memes in the genealogy community especially since there are always new bloggers coming into the fold. One of the more prominent examples is Jill Ball of Geniaus' revival of the 99 Things Genealogy Meme.

So, in the same spirit of "what is old is new again" I think it is time to revive the Names, Places and Most Wanted Faces meme started by Craig Manson of GeneaBlogie back in February 2009. Why so? Well this meme actually helps the genealogy blogger create "surname bait" for other researchers to find out on Google and other search engines.

How The Meme Works

To participate, do the following at your own blog and post a link back here in the comments:

1. List your surnames in alphabetical order as follows:

[SURNAME]: State/Province (county/subdivision), date range
as in:

AUSTIN surname: New York (Jefferson County, Lewis County, St. Lawrence County), 1830-present; Rhode Island (Kent County, Washington County), 1638-1830

2. At the end, list your Most Wanted Ancestor with details!

Finally, I'm happy to report that since I posted the info below in 2009, I've found my Most Wanted Ancestor and have had to add a new ancestor in that spot!

My Entries
  • AUSTIN: New York (Jefferson County, Lewis County, St. Lawrence County), 1830-present;
    Rhode Island (Kent County, Washington County), 1638-1830
  • CHRISTIANA: New York (Dutchess County, Ulster County), 1814-1900
  • CRANDALL: Rhode Island (Kent County, Washington County), 1630-1900
  • DEGROODT: New York (Dutchess County, Ulster County), 1800-present
  • DENCE: New York (Lewis County), 1802-present
  • FARREN: New York (Bronx County, Kings County); Ireland (Belfast), 1870-present
  • FINEHOUT: New York (Dutchess County, Ulster County), 1830-present
  • HENNEBERG: New York (Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County, Nassau County), New Jersey (Essex County, Hudson County), 1860-present
  • KROM: New York (Dutchess County, Ulster County), 1653-present
  • LEEHIVE: New York (Ulster County), 1860-present
  • MACENTEE or MCENTEE: New York (Dutchess County, Orange County, Ulster County), 1795-present
  • MCGINNIS or MCGINNES: New York (Bronx County, Kings County), Ireland (County Monaghan), 1870-present
  • PRESSNER or PRESNER: New York (Bronx County, Kings County, Queens County), 1840-present
  • PUTMAN: New York (Albany County, Montgomery County, Schenectady County), 1645-present
  • SLATTERY: New York (Orange County, Ulster County), 1870-present
  • MOST WANTED ANCESTOR: Margaret LEEHIVE, born about 1867 in Greenwich, London, England to John LEEHIVE and Unknown. Married Martin SLATTERY. Died 1898, Rosendale, Ulster County, New York.
  © 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

15 comments:

Jill Ball said...

Thomas,

I'm always on for a meme challenge but I'll have to make it less US centric for we foreigners by noting Country, State or County etc.

Thanks Jill

Jill Ball said...

Your challenge has made me realise that I need to turn my attention to my direct ancestors, thanks Thomas.
Here is my response:
http://geniaus.blogspot.com/2011/11/surname-saturday-meme-names-places-and.html

Lucky Llama said...

http://luckyllama.blogspot.com/2011/11/names-places-and-most-wanted-faces.html

Linda Ottery said...

Hi Thomas,
I tried to share a link to my new (and first time) blog "Questions about my Quest" created this morning while I wait for a phone call! , but I am unsure if it worked. I am interested in (sometimes) participating in the many memes that are about. I usually do them, but just save as a word document for my own reference. However this is an interesting one to share

Regards from Linda Ottery (Lucky Llama)

Helen V Smith said...

Great idea to redo this one!

My contribution (a trifle late) is at http://bit.ly/s6uimx

Thanks for all your efforts, they are appreciated!

Helen

Shauna Hicks said...

Better late than never - thanks for the challenge and here's my Surname meme http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/surname-saturday-meme-names-places-and-most-wanted-faces/

Shauna Hicks said...

Better late than never - thanks for the challenge and here's my Surname meme http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/surname-saturday-meme-names-places-and-most-wanted-faces/

Shauna Hicks said...

Sorry there was something wrong with that last link to my Surnames Saturday meme - this is the correct link http://www.shaunahicks.com.au/surname-saturday-meme-names-places-and-most-wanted-faces-2/

Merron R said...

I'm all ready for this Saturday. Thanks for passing on this worthwhile exercise. My post is at
http://mywdfamilies.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/surname-saturday-meme-names-places-and-most-wanted-faces/

cassmob said...

Thanks for this meme revisit. A good opportunity for reflection. Here is my link. http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/surname-saturday-meme-names-places-and-most-wanted-faces/

Shelley Bishop said...

Thomas, I wasn't blogging in 2009, so this is a new one for me. Thanks for reviving it. My post is at:
http://www.asenseoffamily.com/2011/11/names-places-and-most-wanted-faces-1.html

Lisa Suzanne Gorrell said...

Creating the list was harder than I thought, but I'm glad I did. It took awhile to decide which ancestor for the most wanted.

Here's my post: http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/

Shelley Bishop said...

I did a second post for my husband's ancestors. I think organizing the names and places into a short list like this will be a handy quick reference tool as I continue my research. Thanks, Thomas!

http://www.asenseoffamily.com/2011/11/names-places-and-most-wanted-faces-part.html

Sara Davis said...

Thanks for reviving this Thomas. My post can be found below:

http://www.lessonsfrommyancestors.com/2011/11/surname-saturday-names-places-and-most.html

Jennifer Jones said...

Here's my Surname Saturday Meme. Sorry it's so late.

http://jonesfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/

Thanks, Jenny