Monthly Archives: January 2014

Challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

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I’m not that big on New Year’s resolutions. As one of my friends recently posted on Facebook, a New Year’s resolution is the to-do list for the first week of January. Instead, I like “challenges.” (Ok, maybe it’s a thin distinction, but it works for me.) Since I want to blog more (and blog more regularly) in 2014, I’m setting up a challenge: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

52 Ancestors in 52 WeeksThe challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.

Challenges often go better when people do them together, so I encourage you to try 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on your blog. Don’t have a blog? Post something each week on Facebook, send an email to your family members, write something in a journal… ¬†write it anywhere!

Who’s with me for this? If you’re in, leave a comment with a link to your blog so we can all follow along!

UPDATE (8 January): If you’d like to participate, please check out the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” page.