Category: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Week # 2 – Family Legend / 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge for 2021

A Legend, by definition is “a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.“ Put your hand up if you’ve been told that you have an ancestor who arrived on the Mayflower? I’ve been told that my Mother’s side of the family did. How about someone in your family who married a Native American…

52 Ancestors : Week # 51 – Winter

The other day I read Amy Johnson Crow’s email, specifically her description of this week’s challenge which reads “Week 51’s theme is “Winter.”¬†Here in the northern hemisphere, we will be welcoming winter on December 21……..How would winter have affected your ancestors? Any Snow, Winters, or Frosts in the family tree?” So I thought, no, we…

52 Ancestors : Week # 50 – Witness to History

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge and the writing prompt for Week # 50 is Witness to History. It sure seems like this year, 2020 has been something for the history books doesn’t it? I mean, think about it… a global pandemic, a global movement for racial justice, the Australian bush fires,…

Mistakes I Made When Starting My Family History Research / 52 Ancestors : Week # 49 – Oops

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge this year. We are at Week # 49 and the writing prompt is OOPS. Oh, my gosh. Where do I start?! Here’s a list of mistakes I made when starting to research my family history. I’m sure that I’m not alone in some of these oopsies.…

52 Ancestors : Week # 46 – Different Language

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Different Language.” One of the biggest stumbling blocks in researching our genealogy that I’ve come across is how do I trace a family tree when all of the records are recorded in a different language? If there is one…