SATURDAY NIGHT GENEALOGY FUN: ELLEN’S QUESTIONS – PART 3

SatNightGenealogyFunRandy Seaver on Genea-Musings has been a favorite blogger of mine for years and even though I don’t post right away I always follow his assignment for Saturday night and this to me is a lot of fun!

Ellen Thompson-Jennings posted 20 questions on her Hound on the Hunt blog two weeks ago – see Even More Questions About Your Ancestors and Maybe a Few About You(posted 27 June).

We will do these five at a time – Questions 11 to 15 this past Saturday night (We did 1 through 5 two weeks ago and questions 6 through 10 last week.) I will post eventually my answers for those particular times.

Here is the third set of Ellen’s questions:

11.  If money wasn’t an issue; where would you go to do genealogy research?

12.  Do you ever feel like you’re the only person researching your family?

13.  Why do you think you’re interested in your family history and other family members might not be?

14.  Do you intend to write about your genealogy/family history findings?

15.  Did you ever make a genealogy mistake that caused you to have to prune your family tree?

My answers:

11.  Since money isn’t an issue I would spend time traveling to all the cemeteries in three counties of Scotland where my ancestors were buried.  Taking headstone photos to add to my FAG contributor site.

12.  Since I registered my Hunter surname with the Guild of One-Name Studies I feel I am the only one researching my family tree plus all the family trees of Hunters worldwide.

13.  I have been researching my family tree for over 30+ years and finding my ancestral lineage goes to the Hunters of Hunterston.  I feel others want to connect to that lineage, but don’t know how to put the pieces of the puzzle together to prove that they too are related to the Lairds of Hunterston.

14.  Yes, I am currently writing a book about my Hunter One-Name Study which I hope to have published by the time I go to a Clan Hunter Gathering at Hunterston Castle in 2020.

15.  When I first started my family history research I didn’t understand that in my family tree I would have dozens of ancestors with the same first name, William, and the ancestor I thought was mine, turned out to be the wrong one.  I can’t remember when and how I found out this William in my tree was the wrong person, but once I knew then I had to start with the correct William Hunter and found documentation to prove my entry of William Hunter, my immigrant grandfather.

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