52 Ancestors Challenge: Week 22 Recap

52ancestors-week22First, a bit of news about the weekly recap. For the next two weeks (June 11 and June 18), I will not be able to do the recap. (Don’t worry — it’s all good.) I have posts scheduled for those days and you’ll be able to leave a link to your posts in the comments. NOTE: if you’ve never left a comment on this blog, I suggest you leave one in the next day or two. Comments for first-timers are held for moderation, and I will not have time to moderate them after Friday afternoon.

Shelley Bishop shared why she went looking for an original record about her Virginia militiamen relatives and why she’s glad she found it. Find out what Myra Vanderpool Gormley’s grandparents have in common with chickens. (Myra, I couldn’t pass that one up!) Continuing on last week’s military theme, Pam Schaffner wrote about her relative Edmund B. Clayton of the 1st Maine Cavalry who died at Andersonville. My two favorite ancestor names this week: Niki Davis’ Lucy Jane Land and Jana Last’s Crecenciana Aurora Matus Villatoro.

My post this week was about my 3rd-great-grandfather Abisha Danison.

Diane’s memorial to her mother, Hélène, is beautiful. Diane – we are all so sorry for your loss.

38 thoughts on “52 Ancestors Challenge: Week 22 Recap

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      I was just adding your link when your comment came in. I don’t know how I missed it the first time!

  1. sharon simms

    I am so grateful to you Amy for getting me blogging about my Ancestors! I have made many new discoveries and found new cousins and it’s only June!

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      That’s great, Sharon! There have been several bloggers who have found new cousins in this challenge — myself included!

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Next week, there will be a new post for Week 23. Just leave a comment there with a link to your post. (You should also add the name of the person who the post is about as “cousin bait” :) )

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      That’s neat, Niki! I’ve had the same experience. It’s amazing what you discover when you go to write about someone!

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Thanks. I’ll be sharing what I’ll be doing a bit later. How’s that for being vague? 😉

  2. Cheryl Miller

    I love checking all these names out. One day I may even be able to make a connection with a new family member. I myself am running a little behind in posting right now but hope to get caught up soon. Enjoy your vacation.

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      There’s still 30 weeks to go — plenty of time to make a connection!

  3. Maeve M

    I am not sure if I have left a comment before – I think I have, but anything is possible including just thinking about leaving a comment. :)

    I really appreciate this challenge. I am doing a lot of research that I would not have gotten done because I would think to myself, “I just don’t have time” but instead I am making the time since I seem to be incapable of just doing a couple of paragraphs for a post. I am not getting any quilting done though! I am saving each post in a “Biography” folder and as I find more information I try to update each person’s biography if not the original post. Thank you so much, Amy! (and my cousins thank you also!)

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      You’re welcome :-) I am so glad that you’re finding the challenge worthwhile!

  4. kbies

    I just started blogging, it seems to be the right way for me to get all the stuff tidied up. I really like the “52 ancestors” challenge! So many new ideas….
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the Challenge and blogging in general!

  5. Beth Gatlin

    I’m double-checking too, just to be on the safe side! I appreciate this challenge too; it’s really motivated me to write more, and I’m writing other things too in addition to the 52 Ancestors posts.

  6. chrisbnicholson

    I’ve been enjoying and learning from the blog recaps each week. I’ve read family stories that mirror those in my family and my husbands. I still hope to get my writing done so I can add to that list of interesting names and stories and connections for people. There won’t likely be 52 but there will be more than there are now.


  7. Tammy

    Thank you for everything you do each week. The challenge is such a great way to take a closer look at different ancestors, rather than have them be just a part of a larger tree. Have a great vacation!

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