52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 27 Recap

52ancestors-2015-27We just passed the July 4th weekend. In the U.S., that means Independence Day. (Or, as one of my UK friends put it, “Ungrateful Colonists Day.” Guess it depends on your point of view!)

Among the many good posts I read this week were:

  • #27 Anna Noble Ryan,” by Eileen A. Souza on Old Bones Genealogy. Her ancestor died in a lucky place. (Well, it was lucky for Eileen, not so lucky for her ancestor… )
  • A Baker’s Dozen of Patriots and Loyalists,” by Linda Stufflebean on Empty Branches on the Family Tree. The title says it all!
  • Mary Susan Henderson: Not Forgotten,” by Melissa Wiseheart on A Wise Heart’s Journey. Melissa explains about how she gets tunnel vision with her ancestors and how she broke out of it. (I think we can all relate to that!)

“Real life” has kept me from blogging about my ancestors. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll be able to resume some family blogging soon. (In the meantime, I have been blogging over on my other site. One post this week even kept with the 52 Ancestors theme this week: “How You Can Honor America’s Second War for Independence.”)

Your Turn

Who did you write about this week? Patriot? Independent spirit? Someone else entirely? (Remember, it is an optional theme!) Leave a comment with a link below. Also take a break from the summer heat and read the posts from Week 26. As always, there are some wonderful stories there!)

Upcoming Optional Themes:

  • Week 28 (July 9-15) – Road Trip
  • Week 29 (July 16-22) – Musical
  • Week 30 (July 23-29) – Challenging

30 thoughts on “52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 27 Recap

  1. Claudia Boorman

    HENSON, William – my paternal 4th great grandfather fought as a patriot in North Carolina in the Revolutionary War. Did he get all the pension he deserved? My father was the first of his line to be born in Canada where we celebrate our national holiday on July 1 rather than on July 4. But I chose this week to write about my extensive paternal roots in the US that I know less about.


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