Alona Tester at the LoneTest HQ website has created this wonderful genealogy meme. Try to fill in as many places where your ancestors were from in an alphabetical list.
I confess that I might be at a slight advantage with this challenge. Some lines span well beyond the 1600s. My genealogy covers six countries and a kingdom that became a state.
I focused on birth places for this list.
My Ancestral Homes List
2>And, away we go!
A Achada, Nordeste, Azores – Pacheco
B Boston, Massachusetts – Kelly
C Castet, France – Breilh/La Plagne Maucor
E England – Jackson
F Fenais da Vera Cruz, Ribeira Grande, Azores – Pacheco Grande/Ferreira Grota
H Hillsborough County, NH – Kelly
I Izeste, France – Breilh/Mazou Berges
K Kilauea, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii
L Lasseube, France – Tiret/Castera
M Maia, Ribeira Grande, Azores
N New South Wales, Australia – Jones/Haywards
O Oakland, California – Pacheco Smith/Lassalle
P Povoacao, Azores – Mello/Medeyros
R Roscommon County, Ireland – Kelly/Dolan
S San Francisco, California – Jones/Mazeres
T Territory of Hawaii – Pacheco
U USA (well, that’s cheating a little bit…LOL) – Jones/Jackson/Kelly/Mazeres/Lassalle/Smith
V Viellesegure, France – Maissonave
W Wales – Jones/Hayward
If I had one of these scratchable maps, I could mark off all my ancestral places!
I have to admit that I cheated on K. Semi-cheated. My grandfather’s birthplace is up in the air. He was said to be born on Kauai, at sea, and at port in San Francisco Bay.
I decided to include Kilauea in my list because between 1882 and 1907, my Pacheco ancestors made it their home. My great grandparents were married there. They had 4 children there. I still have cousins in Kilauea. I would be remiss if I left it off my list.
Just look at it! Wouldn’t you want to claim this beautiful place, too?
I’m sure I’ll collect the letters D and G some day. Q is in reach if one of my Australian ancestors gets themselves born in Queensland 😉 I don’t know about X, Y, and Z though. I wonder if there are any towns in Wales that start with those letters.
How many letters do you think you can come up with? Participate in the meme, too! Just head over to Alona’s website.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com