Monday, January 6, 2014
52 Ancestors 52 weeks challenge
I started this blog about 2 & a half years ago & stopped with only one post. I enjoy genealogy & reading blogs, but am not very good about posting to one. This week, one of the genealogy blogs I regularly read posted about a challenge for 2014 another genealogy blogger had started on their blog (http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/#comment-1598). The title of the challenge was 52 weeks, 52 ancestors with the goal to post one story/article/photo or what have you about a specific ancestor each week for the entire year. I thought this was a great idea so I'm taking the challenge. I've been researching for 17-18 years now & although I find new things about various family lines from time to time, I have very few brick walls that I can really get very much farther along on. I continue to plug away at them year after year. I trace friends & collateral family members' family trees just for the sake of still being able to pursue my love of family history. (Most of my lines are well documented). I volunteer my time online in the FamilySearch Genealogy Resource Communities on Facebook. I know about this relative & that. I've done a family history book for my mother's relatives, but I feel I still have things I want to share. So when I learned about this challenge, I decided it was a great way to share what I know because the information about these ancestors, these people who came before, doesn't belong to just me.