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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Gratitude

I am thankful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving week, but this is a genealogy post, so I’m going to focus on that side of my life. I’m grateful for…. The many online resources that those aforementioned cousins didn’t … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Quite the Character

I’ve written about Pap-pa – my mother’s father, Hoyt Cook – several times before. About his different lines of work, about how he achieved prosperity, and about the practical joke he played on me (and a ‘possum). I’m writing about … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Should Be A Movie

Some posts for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge come easy. I see the prompt and I know instantly the story I want to tell. Other times, like Week 39: Should Be a Movie, I find myself … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: On the Map

I have some catching up to do. “On the Map” is the Week 38 prompt for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, and she posted it September 15th – the day Hurricane Sally was bearing down on … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Unforgettable (#Genealogy)

The 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge is one word or a short phrase that’s intended to prompt participants into recounting and recording a memory or discovery about an ancestor or relative. Most of the time, something comes instantly to … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Small (#Genealogy)

Most of my second-great-grandparents had big families, with between five and eleven children.  Grandma Muterspaugh, as I always heard her called growing up, was the exception. She had a small family, with only two children, as far as I know. … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: The Old Country

My genealogy quest has not taken me outside the U.S., except for one line. My dad’s great-grandfather, William F. Hahn was born in Germany. I’ve known this since I was a child (although I would get confused about whether it … Continue reading

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#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: Travel

I traveled a lot growing up. I was born in Spain, lived in Seattle and San Diego, started school in Scotland (aged 4). While living in the UK, my grandmothers flew over and we spent 30 days touring Europe. I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Nearly Forgotten

I’ve written about my great-great grandfather Isaac Pittman before, but today I want to focus on his children. The week 13 prompt for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Nearly Forgotten,” and he had three children who fit that description. … Continue reading

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