Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: How Many Ancestors Have You “Met”?

It’s time once again for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. Here is this week’s challenge:

1) Write down which of your ancestors that you have met in person (yes, even if you were too young to remember them).

2) Tell us their names, where they lived, and their relationship to you in a blog post, or in comments to this post, or in comments on Facebook.

It’s short and simple this week for me, as I’ve only met five:

1) George Michael Sabo (1926-1985) – My father, who lived in Passaic and Wayne, NJ

2) Doris Priscilla Adams (1923-2008) – My mother, born in Calais, Maine and who lived in Portland and Bangor, ME, Lynnbrook, NY, Tenafly, Ridgewood, Wayne and PassaicNJ, plus a few other places she couldn’t remember because my grandfather worked for Western Union and was constantly transferred.

3) Julia Scerbak (1893-1985) – My paternal grandmother, who lived with us in Passaic and Wayne and, although born in Passaic, lived in Udol, Slovakia for about 12 years of her childhood.

4) Vernon Tarbox Adams (1899-1968) – My maternal grandfather, who lived in all the places my mother did, except for Wayne and Passaic, but also lived in Needham Heights and Canton, MA.

5) Hazel Ethel Coleman (1901-1995) – My maternal grandmother, who lived in all the same places as my grandfather as both were born in Calais, ME.

I had one great grandmother, Anna (Murcko) Scerbak (1872-1967), who I never met as she lived in Czechoslovakia, which during my childhood was behind the Iron Curtain. She was born in Hajtovka, next to Udol, Slovakia and also lived in Passaic, NJ.

Thank you, Randy, for this week’s challenge. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: How Many Ancestors Have You “Met”?”

  1. Your answers are nearly the same as mine. Too bad you were never able to meet your great-grandmother.

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