52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 28 Recap

52ancestors-2015-28Road trip! Not only was it the optional theme for Week 28, but it’s also something I’m doing right now! (Ok, technically it’s a plane trip, but that somehow doesn’t sound right.)

As always, there were some great posts this week. Here are just a few:

  • Genealogy Road Trip – Why Didn’t I Take Them?” by Cheri Hudson Passey on Carolina Girl Genealogy. I think we can all relate to Cheri’s question.
  • Catherine Carr Hunter,” by Elizabeth Handler on From Maine to Kentucky. Elizabeth wants to take a road trip to Pittsburgh to research Catherine. (Elizabeth, if you go, allot some time to go up the Dusquene Incline. Very cool, especially at night!)
  • The Irish Brogue and French Priests,” by Cindi on My Moynahan Genealogy Blog. Cindi discusses the challenges she’s had with finding the right parish in Ireland, made more difficult with some language issues.

As for my road trip (or plane trip, as the case may be), I’m in Utah right now. I had a free day and, surprisingly, didn’t go to the Family History Library. Here’s why I skipped it.

Your Turn

Who did you write about this week? Leave a comment with a link to your post. Be sure to share a little bit about that ancestor — that’s how cousin bait works! Don’t forget to go look at the posts from Week 27. Maybe someone wrote about one of your ancestors!

Upcoming Optional Themes:

  • Week 29 (July 16-22) – Musical
  • Week 30 (July 23-29) – Challenging

The optional themes for August will be posted on Monday!

31 thoughts on “52 Ancestors Challenge 2015: Week 28 Recap

  1. Claudia Boorman

    ANDREW, Harriet Compton – my mother’s sister drove across Canada and the USA in 1953 with her husband Charles CLARK and 3 young children, part of way in a VW Beetle! They were moving from the Canadian Atlantic province of Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island on the Pacific coast. And Harriet kept a travel diary :)

  2. Wendy Negley

    I wrote about my father’s Aunt Alma because we took two or three road trips to visit her when I was a child, from Little Rock, Arkansas to Fort Worth, Texas.

  3. Cheryl Biermann Hartley


    I needed some extra time to finish this week. I have finally posted about my great-grandfather, who traveled to exotic places to install machinery for the tobacco trade.

    Johann Georg Gottlob Maier – Road Trips


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