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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 # 24 – Handed Down

The writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge this week is HANDED DOWN. Looking around the house, I don’t have a whole lot of treasures that have been handed down to me. However, the things I do have I want to ensure that they are handed down to the next generation, if they are…

52 Ancestors : Week # 22 – Uncertain

A while back, Week # 6 to be exact, in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge I wrote about the Ackroyd Family for the writing prompt “Same Name“. This week’s post is a (muddled up and somewhat confusing) continuation from that week. There are still parts about the life of my husband’s Great-Grandmother, Helena Ackroyd that…

52 Ancestors : Week 6 – Same Name

I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of an appropriate topic for this week’s writing prompt from Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge “Same Name.” I thought of a couple of ideas…for instance my father and my husband’s father have the same middle name. My Great-Grandmother married someone with the same last name as her.…