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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: Popular Name

Back in the olden days, everyone had the same first names. It can sure feel like that sometimes. Here’s a brief look at a couple of the common first names (also known as given names or Christian names) in my … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Yearbook

While I’ve had access to Ancestry.com, I looked up my parents and a few other more recent relatives in their yearbook collection. I learned something I didn’t know about my dad. Until I saw the photos, I never knew – … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Social

Today, many of us use social media to share details about our lives – celebrations, announcements, tragedies, or even just a good joke. A hundred years ago, newspapers provided social media. I must admit, I never thought I’d find my … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Curious

In my quest to fill in the family tree, I have found many documents for some ancestors, few for others. Many of those sources record vital statistics – birth, marriage, death. Others provide a little bit of information about what … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Favorite Find

It’s inevitable, entering a third year of the 52 Ancestors challenge, that the prompts will evoke stories I’ve told previously. I’ve written about several favorite finds before. Today will be a tale of two cities. Well, one’s more of a … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Holiday

Growing up, we didn’t always celebrate the traditional holidays with family. We often lived too far away. I think that lifestyle has made it easier to deal with COVID restrictions and separations. On the other hand, we had a lot … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Shock

Everyone who undertakes the hobby of genealogy is bound to run into something surprising once in a while. Things that might have been scandalous at the time become fascinating a hundred years or so later. One of the first surprises … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Work

Census records list many of my ancestors’ and relatives’ occupation as “laborer.” I do wonder at the variety of jobs that word must have covered. Some records, of course, are more specific. In the above listing for my 3x Great … Continue reading

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