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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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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Tragedy

Every family endures its share of tragedies, from severe illnesses and early deaths to disaster-related losses of property. In many cases, the tragedy is that we don’t even really know what we’ve lost, because our loved ones failed to keep … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Transportation

My maternal grandmother, Willie Stevens Cook, used to teach a book called “Singing Wheels.” I read it when I stayed with her. I don’t remember the details, but it was about a family going west in covered wagons. When I … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Loss

My great-grandparents, Arthur T. Cook and Dollie Allison, had nine children who lived to adulthood, and those children gave their parents 26 grandchildren, that we know of, including my mother, Zenova Cook Hahn. They all lived – or are living … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Power

As soon as I saw this week’s prompt for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge, I thought of my first cousin twice removed Ary Joseph Johansen. I recalled that Ary worked for the electric company in Texas. I was soon … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: In the Kitchen

The first person I thought of when I saw this week’s prompt was my grandmother, Malzie Elizabeth Silcox Hahn. She was my dad’s mother and an amazing cook. Now, I’m not talking about gourmet cooking. It was ordinary food, but … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Resolution

This final week of 2020, genealogist Amy Johnson Crow is using her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge to challenge her followers to think ahead. She asked, “Are you thinking about research goals for next year? Who or what are … Continue reading

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