Thursday, January 1, 2015

52 Ancestors in 2015

There is an internet meme-ish thing going around in the genealogy community: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - 2015 Edition.  Simply put, you focus each week on a new ancestor.  The person(s) that started the challenge post a theme for each week.  January's themes are:

Week 1, Fresh start — Seems appropriate for the beginning of the year. What ancestor had a fresh start? What ancestor has been so confusing to research that you’d like to have a fresh start?

Week 2, King — January 8 is Elvis’ birthday. January 15 is the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Do either of these “Kings” remind you of an ancestor? Or, taken another way, do you have a connection to royalty? Did you ancestor flee from an oppressive king?

Week 3, Tough woman — Who is a tough, strong woman in your family tree? Or what woman has been tough to research?

Week 4, Closest to your birthday — Not too much to think about here. What ancestor has the birthday closest to yours? (I mean in terms of month and day, not the year)

Week 5, Plowing through — We will likely be plowing through a lot of snow by this time. What ancestor had a lot of struggles to plow through? Or take it more literally… It’s up to you.

Of course, the challenge is about learning more about our ancestors, not following a theme perfectly.

How about it Adams Family? Want to conquer the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge?

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