Tonight's fun from Randy Seaver is Ancestor Name Roulette! We take the year one of our great-grandmother's was born and divide by 90. The resulting number is used to match the person with that ahnentafel number in our family tree.
For this challenge, I used my great-grandmother Irene Gillespie McCormick, born in Albany, NY in 1891. Dividing 1891 by 90 gives me 21.011, rounded down to 21. Person number 21 is Irene's mother-in-law, Margaret Gilligan McCormick.
This branch of my family is the one I know the least about, though I do have at least 3 facts on Margaret.
Records I have turned up thus far tell me that Margaret Gilligan was born 18 Jan 1851 in Ireland. I have yet to find where in Ireland Margaret was born.
The 1900 federal census indicates Margaret's year of immigration to the United States was 1860, which would make her about 9 years old if the date is correct. But so far it's all I have about her entry to the U.S. A distant cousin I connected with recently has reason to believe Margaret and her family may have come to the United States via Canada, which is a theory I'm currently exploring as a possibility.
Margaret's last residence was 540 Mercer St., Albany, where she died 3 Jan 1927. She in buried in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY.