The optional theme this week was “Live Long.” As you might expect, there were quite a few posts about ancestors who lived a long, looonnnnggg time. Celia Lewis at Twigs and Trees wrote about Harriett Ormsbee, who lived to 102 and left a wonderful family photo. Mary at Ancestors I Wish I Knew told about her great-grandmother Maria Huelster Eitlbach, who not only lived a long life, but covered a long distance. Brenna G. at Green Family Archives wrote about the Lathams, a group of long-lived relatives.
I wrote about Peter Kingery, my longest-lived ancestor. It is amazing to consider everything he saw.
Who did you write about this week? Leave a comment below with a bit about the ancestor and a link to your post. Looking forward to reading your posts!
Upcoming Optional Themes:
- Week 17 (Apr 23 – 29) – Prosper
- May themes
Remember, the optional weekly themes are just that — optional. Feel free to use them or not! The point of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks isn’t to follow the themes. The point is to write more about our ancestors. What you write about is up to you!