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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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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Fun Facts

Fun fact about me: I was incredibly shy as a child. I didn’t want to talk to anyone I didn’t know, and I certainly didn’t want to stand up in front of a crowd and say anything. In about 8th … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Timeline

My mother’s paternal grandmother is Dollie Cook, born Dorcas Elizabeth Allison, in Marion County, Georgia, on October 8th, 1890. As far as I know, no one has ever found a birth record for Dollie, but that is the date she … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Characters

We all have a character or two in our family trees. The trouble is, we don’t always get to know the personalities and experiences of our ancestors or other relatives. We find names and locations in Census records and perhaps … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Extended Family

When I was growing up, my extended family consisted of my four grandparents, my first cousins, and a few great-aunts and -uncles and their children. Even then, I had trouble keeping up with them all. Now, I’ve made contact with … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Identity

This post is adapted from a letter I wrote to my mom’s brother about my research into their maternal grandfather’s family. When I started researching the family tree, I knew the name of my great-grandfather Billie Stevens from hearing him … Continue reading

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