Monthly Archives: June 2020

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Middle

Here we are at week 26 of 2020, and smack dab in the middle of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge. Appropriately, this week’s prompt is “middle” and it’s got me thinking about middle names. One of … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Unexpected

One unexpected discovery in my family history research was learning that my great-great grandfather John Cook was illegitimate. I’m not sure if I would have figured it out on my own. My cousin Pat Lowe, who started working on the … Continue reading

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Links for Getting Started with DNA

On June 13, 2020, I gave my presentation on “Getting Started with DNA” for the first time to the Baldwin County Genealogical Society. Here are the links related to the presentation. Shared CM Project … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Handed Down

This week’s 52 Ancestors Challenge prompt is a fun one: “Handed Down.” It brings so many thoughts to mind. My mom says I got my stubbornness “handed down” from my dad. (I think I got some of it from her, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Wedding

This is a story of three weddings, inspired by this week’s topic in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” Challenge. The first one took place on May 20th, 1933. It was a Saturday, and school teachers Hoyt Cook … Continue reading

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