Only 4 more weeks in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. (If you’re outside the US, I hope you had an enjoyable week )
The optional theme for Week 48 was “Thankful.” Please leave a comment with a link to your Week 48 post (whether or not you used the theme).
December Optional Weekly Themes:
- Week 49 (December 3-9) – Holidays. What ancestor do the holidays put you in mind of?
- Week 50 (December 10-16) – Naughty. We all have an ancestor who probably received coal in their stocking.
- Week 51 (December 17-23) – Nice. Define “nice” however you want to
- Week 52 (December 24-31) – Resolution. A resolution can be something that you resolve to do. It can also be the end or conclusion of something. What ancestor do you resolve to find more about in 2016? What ancestor have you resolved conflicting evidence about?
This week I wrote about Elmer Heiser who suffered with ‘summer complaint.’ http://nancyhvest.com/?p=900
I wrote about how much better this Thanksgiving was for my family than the previous one and why I am so thankful.
Almost All Together for Thanksgiving
RIGBY – I featured my 2nd Great Grandfather, William Green Rigby (1852-1934), just a good man! My Pinterest board address here:
For a partial list of surnames I’m researching, check out my Ancestry profile page by searching for “pattidi123” in the member directory.
MAYO – Week 48 “Thankful”: Samuel Lee Mayo
I wrote about my 3rd-great-grandmother’s brother and the support he gave her after she was widowed,
I found a photo of my husband’s family at Thanksgiving. I asked his mom what foods were served on Thanksgiving and listed them. Now to get some recipes…
I found a neat family register book dated 1718-1940 and notebooks with lists of all baptisms, marriages, and deaths for 1790-1804 in Mamer, the hometown of my 3rd great-grandparents Jean FRANTZ and Elise FRISCH.
52 Ancestors: #48 Thankful for a Register Found in Mamer
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
I chose my 5th great grand-aunt whose given name was “Thankful”.
I’m kicking myself that I wasn’t smart enough to think of my ancestor(s) named Thankful. But thank you, Joanne Barnard for reminding me of those ladies!
Christina (Ziegler) MANBECK
Wrapping up my series about wills of the Manbeck family (my husband’s ancestors), I visit the American Revolutionary period kitchen of Christina Manbeck, reconstructed from the bequests in her husband’s will. (And then I cooked a German beef roast that she would have had all the ingredients for.)
I also didn’t even think of ladies named Thankful – just looked now, and found 13 of them! But none are direct ancestors. I chose to write about my 3rd great-grandmother – the one along the bottom of the pedigree chart:
Sabra TOWERS, 1805-1869, New York state, who married Jacob ORMSBEE/Ormsby
I wrote about my 9th Great Grandfather, William Bassett, who arrived on The Fortune one year after the Mayflower.
Cochrane–I have some Thanksgiving postcards so I blogged about them.
I just arrived home after travelling for 6 weeks – and meeting many of my Ancestors descendants and I wrote about how thankful to those descendants I am
COMPTON, Isabella Harriet “Ella” – Remembering how thankful I am for my maternal line female ancestors, I wrote about my maternal great-grandmother who lived a long life on Prince Edward Island as daughter, oldest sister, nurse, wife, mother, homemaker, gardener …
CHARITAS, MUELLER – Irene Charitas (c1665-c1694) and her Aching Mother’s Soul
For me, this was ancestor #100 – I can’t believe I’ve actually managed to do this every week for 100 weeks. Thanks for the challenge Amy!
I wrote about my two (known) Mayflower ancestors, one of whom almost didn’t make it and his many ancestors are thankful he did: John HOWLAND. A couple of days later I wrote about my other Mayflower ancestor: Mary CHILTON and her father James CHILTON.
I wrote about the colorful life of my husbands second great aunt who had a fire in her house on Thanksgiving day. She was probably thankful it was put out quickly in spite of the questionable circumstances.
Not with the theme, but I’m trying to finish up all my 3rd great grandparents. This week is Mary Ann ALDERSON of Yorkshire, England
I wrote about Josephine Horne and a picture I recently figured out was her with her sister Amanda, my husband’s great-grandmother