Category Archives: Genealogy

#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Oops

I’ve been thinking about this topic all week. Maybe too much, because my oops happened today (Sunday, February 5th, 2023). My husband decided it would be a nice day for grilling, so we invited my mom over for lunch. Before … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Education

There was never any doubt in my mind that I would graduate from high school and then go on to college. My experience in school, however, was a bit different from day one. We lived in Scotland the year I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Out of Place

This week, I scanned a bunch of photos that my mom had taped onto 8.5″x11″ paper to take to a copy shop years ago. This was when home scanners were rare, and office supply stores didn’t offer color copies. She … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Favorite Photo (2023)

It’s good that this topic comes up every year in the 52 Ancestors project, because there’s always another photo that needs its story told. Here’s my favorite for this year: I took this photo on Easter Sunday, 16 April 2006, … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: I’d Like to Meet

This week, our topic has us fantasizing about which of our ancestors we’d like to meet. For me, it’s a relative that has intrigued me for most of my life. I learned when I was a child that my great-grandfather … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Preservation

I’ve been fortunate that my family has been able to hold onto a lot of memorabilia and ephemera. I don’t know if I’ll ever get through it all. I remember years ago (decades ago), my mom showed me some stock … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Free Space

The day was April 28th, 1989. I had been living in Central Florida for seven months, and finally, my day off coincided with a scheduled launch of the space shuttle. That morning, I got in my car for the approximately … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: At the Library

I miss going to the library. It’s one of the things I’ve been avoiding since the plague arrived. I used to love going and picking out books when I was a child, and then years later, and a few years … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Help

This prompt, from Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge, reminds me of a story that my parents’ minister told at my dad’s funeral. He recalled the time that he and my dad were outside of the church … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Teams

The first image this prompt conjured up was a photo of my dad that I think I probably first saw just a few months ago. At least, I never remember seeing it growing up. When my mom and dad first … Continue reading

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