Genealogy is a creative pursuit. You have to take bits and pieces from different things and try to see how they all fit. It’s also creative in expression. Some people blog, others record videos, some write journals to share with family members.
So it is with the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge. Patti Elliott Di Loreto doesn’t blog, but that hasn’t stopped her from taking the challenge. She’s doing it via a Pinterest board. The Vernon & District Family History Society in Canada is having a different member of the society write a profile each week. What a neat project!
Here are some of the posts that struck me this past week (just some — there’s no way to list them all!) Lynda at Timelines and Stories told about her cousin who was a nurse in World War I and traveled across the country to get married. Cara Jensen at Sherlock Homes tried to see if there was any truth to the family legend about an ancestor’s photo with Joseph Smith. (Yes, that Joseph Smith!) Beth Gatlin of So Many Ancestors explained the good deeds of some helpful genealogists — and the good deeds that yielded results!
My 52 Ancestors post this week was “Mary and Rebecca Ramsey and the Good Deed of Their Father.” It’s a short lesson in how an ancestor’s poor planning can actually work to our benefit.
Who did you write about this week? Leave a comment with a link to your post. Also, be sure to go back and read some of the posts from Week 7. There are some wonderful stories just waiting to be read!
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