Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Randy has been coming up with Saturday Night Genealogy Fun projects, and THIS is his latest:

Provide a list of your paternal grandmother's patrilineal line. Answer these questions:
  • What was your father's mother's maiden name?
  • What was your father's mother's father's name?
  • What is your father's mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?
  • Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

  1. Grandma's maiden name was Rowene Mae Fife, born in Canonsburg, Washington Co. PA

  2. Her father was Charles Edgar Fife who was born in Upper St. Clair Twp, Allegheny County, PA

  3. These are his patrilineal ancestors (from earliest known to Charles E. Fife):
    William Fife 1720 - 1799 (born in Scotland, died in Pennsylvania)
    William Fife 1757 - 1838
    William Fife 1789 - 1868
    John Fife 1816 - 1892
    John Calvin Fife 1846 - 1879
    Charles Edgar Fife 1874 - 1941

  4. My grandma had two bothers. Selwyn Fife who had no children, and Raymond Fife whose male descendants are my dad's first cousin Chuck and Chuck's son Paul who are both living in or around Canonsburg, PA.
That was fun! I'll have to participate again next week and maybe I'll even remember to do it on Saturday night!

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