52 Ancestors : Week # 14 – Great

I’ve had some really good luck lately as far as researching my family’s history. I might even be so bold as to call it great and that’s not just because great is the theme of this week’s 52 Ancestors writing prompt! *winky face* The information that I received also happens to be about my Great…

Week 11 : Fortune – Newitt Family

Good Fortune I’m participating (again) in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge and this week the writing prompt is Fortune. Last year, around this same time frame, we had a similar prompt, Prosperity and for that I chose to write about how the famous explorer, Sir Henry Morton Stanley was probably the most financially fortunate of…

Week # 8 – Power ( Jemima Powers )

For this week’s 52 Ancestors challenge I’ve chosen to write about Jemima Powers, she was my husband’s Maternal 2x Great-Grandmother. It would seem that her name is not only fitting for this week’s writing prompt, but also for her power and tenacity to withstand what in print looks to be quite a challenging life. Jemima…

Week # 7 – Unusual Source

I’m participating in the 52 Ancestors Challenge for 2021, this past week’s (Feb. 15-21) theme is Unusual Source. As Amy Johnson Crow describes “Not all of our genealogy discoveries come in the “regular” sources like vital records and the census. What is a discovery that you’ve made using an unusual source? “ For me, one of…