Saturday, August 04, 2007

Serial Centenarians

Megan's very cool article about Serial Centenarians is up on the Ancestry Magazine website.

I received an e-mail with a conundrum I simply couldn’t resist. It focuses on an objective, rather than an object, but is otherwise much like the many other genealogical puzzles I wrestle. Plus, how could I not be intrigued by a query like this?

We would like to find out if there is anyone still alive in America who met a relative that was born in the 18th century. We figure this would take someone who is at least 100 years old and who had an ancestor who lived to be over 100. Hypothetically, it could be someone who was born in 1901 and who, in that same year, met a great-grandparent who was born in 1799.
You can watch the footage she mentions of the 1905 funeral of Hiram Cronk here.

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