Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Who Was the First Ancestor Born in . . .

March has flown by and we’ve arrived at the last Saturday of the month. That means it is time once again for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings.

Here is this week’s challenge, a variation of Lorine McGinnis Schulze’s post earlier this week.

1)  Lorine McGinnis Schulze, in her blog post “Who Was Your First Canadian or American Born Ancestor?” asked that question.

2)  Let’s broaden it a bit to “Who was the first ancestor born in your chosen county, state, province, or country?” based on your known ancestry.
Colonial America – My earliest colonial ancestor born in Massachusetts was Lydia Brown, daughter of Abraham Brown and his wife, Lydia (MNU), born 22 March 1631/32 in Watertown.
Canada – I have a number of Loyalists. My first ancestor born in Canada was Daniel Astle, born c1783 in Quebec, before his father, James Astle, moved the family to the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada.
Danish/Swedish Branch – My grandmother, Hazel Ethel Coleman, born 7 February 1901 in Calais, Washington, Maine, was the first of my Scandinavian ancestral born in the United States. Her mother, Anna Elisabeth Jensen’s family was from Copenhagen, Denmark, but her father, Hartwell Thomas Coleman, had deep colonial roots.
Rusyn Branch – My paternal grandfather, George Kucharik (aka Sabo), born 24 May 1893 in Delano, Schuykill, Pennsylvania,  was the first of my Slovak family to be born in America.
Thanks, Lorine and Randy, for this week’s fun topic.

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Who Was the First Ancestor Born in . . .”

  1. You’re similar to my families, with one side being in the country early and the other side being more recent immigrants. It certainly makes researching interesting.

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