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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 # 44 – Scary Stuff

Leaving Gibraltar Another interesting story that my Grandfather, Walter Edmund APPS, spoke about in his video interview done on April 4th, 1993 was him recalling his adventurous, although frightening time leaving Gibraltar. In the interview, he was talking about his time spent serving with the First Fortress Company of Royal Engineers, in this case more…

52 Ancestors : Week # 41 Newest

Glider Pilot Regiment I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this year. Week # 41 the topic is NEWEST. I think my latest discovery is relevant to the topic of newest. Recently, I tried something new, different and exciting which led me to this photo here right down here, which…

52 Ancestors : Week # 39 – Should Be A Movie

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Should Be A Movie.” One absolutely ridiculous story came to mind, but first I have to set the scene. This story came from watching a home video of my Grandfather where he was being interviewed by his two sons…

52 Ancestors : Week # 38 – On The Map

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is On The Map. Every once in a while Ancestry releases updated Ethnicity Results for our DNA tests. I thought that was quite fitting. In case you are thinking, wait a second…how is it possible that my DNA could change?!…

52 Ancestors : Week # 37 – Back To School

Here we are in September already! How did THAT happen?! For Week # 37 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge, the writing prompt is Back To School. Typically fall is my favourite time of the year. On my morning walk you can already feel the crisp air. On a personal note, this year Back…

52 Ancestors : Week # 34 – Chosen Family

I found this quote just on a Google search, so I’m not sure who to attribute it to, but it sure fits. This week’s writing prompt is a perfect one for my family. When I think about the above quote, I feel like I am surrounded by chosen family. Adoption The first thing chosen family…

52 Ancestors : Week # 32 – Small / ATS

The writing prompt for Week # 32 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge is SMALL. In my mind nothing to do with our family’s history is small, because even the smallest detail can steer you into something so fantastic. Big things often have small beginnings I’ve talked quite a few times about my paternal…