The optional theme this week was “Close to home.” That seems appropriate considering many of us have had to stay close to home because of the weather. (Raise your hand if you’re as sick of winter as I am!)
Wanda at Footprints in Time shares the story of the house that was home to four generations of her family — and how she got answers about its history. Diane Tourville of Genealogy on My Mind wrote about a fight that broke out over cleaning a rug — it’s a great example of what you can find in newspapers! Michelle on Leaves and Nuts asked, “Where do the facts end and the story begin?” Her post shows how she broke down the elements of a family story and tried to prove (or disprove) them.
My post this past week was a tribute to Tommy Young, my first cousin once removed. I never had a chance to meet him. When I added “close to home” as this week’s theme, I knew I wanted to feature Tommy. He was killed close to his home and close to where I live now.
You know the drill: Add a link to your post in the comments below. Be sure to include the name of your ancestor and maybe a little bit of context (location, time period, etc.) While you’re here, take a look at the posts from Week 8. So many good posts to read!
- Week 10 (Mar 5 – 11) – Stormy Weather
- Week 11 (Mar 12 – 18) – Luck of the Irish
- Week 12 (Mar 19 – 25) – Same
- Week 13 (Mar 26 – Apr 1) – Different
If you want some ideas for using these optional themes, check out the March theme post. (And remember — you don’t have to use them if you don’t want to!)