I’m following the Saturday Night Genealogy Fun assignment from geneamusings.com. I like the random topics he suggests.
1. Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the very last person on your list of names is.
I found him. It is a person who happily is still alive, though, so I can’t publish his name.
2. What do you know about this person based on your research? It’s OK to do more if you need to – in fact, it’s encouraged!
Based on my research I know absolutely nothing (see next question for why). I did do enough extra research, though, to determine that he is probably still living.
3. How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree?
The person is a third-cousin once-removed in-law. As a refresher from my earlier posting on calculating levels of cousins, his wife and I share a common ancestor. One of us is four generations down from the ancestor and the other is five. As it happens, I’m the one at five generations, from Pierre Joseph Lamielle (1792-1841). The unnamed cousin is in my tree from a mass import of the Lamielle side of my family from a cousin. I do this kind of thing less than I used to because I like to confirm what I put in my tree, but she is good about sourcing her facts so it has been handy to have the information in RootsMagic.