As we move closer and closer to the holiday season, it will be easy to allow our blogging to take a back seat. Don’t do what I did before I went on vacation back in June! I didn’t plan ahead I took “a short break” from blogging, which ended up being a much longer break than I anticipated. (I’m still trying to get “caught up” on my own challenge!) Don’t let this happen to you!
Do more writing now while you still have the chance. But don’t publish it all now. Schedule your posts for publishing later. You know what will happen? You’ll see comments come in, so you’ll still interact with your blog even when you’re not writing. I believe that seeing your blog and interacting with those who made comments will make it easier to get back in the swing of things when your schedule becomes less chaotic. That’s my theory, anyway…
Last week, I wrote about Lavada Jane McKitrick Mason, my great-great-grandmother, and speculated on whether there was a rift between her and one of her daughters. Take a look and see what you think.
Also be sure to look at the other posts from last week’s recap.
For this week, leave your link in the comments below. Happy blogging!
HENCKEL / HINKLE Anthony Jacob Henckel
CRISP – 52 Ancestors: #41 Sally CRISP – Parentage PROVEN!! by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
SHARP (Sharpe) MCKINLEY – Rosa L. Sharp: Week 41
Jeanne Bryan Insalaco
RESSLEIN — “Mary Gertrude Resslein, the Ship’s Cook” on Green Family Archives
Busy catching up from vacation again myself…
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks – http://KarensKin.com
#38: MOSELEY, Daniel
#39: MOSELEY, James
#40: MCLAREN, Colin
#41: KINMOUNT, Margaret
Rosa Ellen (nee REMLEY) McGreevy
Effie Davis (BEARD) Jennings (1871-1906)
The Mother Nobody Knew
I lamented not having a photo of my great grandmother or knowing what her life was like. When my second cousin read it, she sent me photographs of my great grandparents, Charles Edward and Effie Davis (Beard) Jennings.
It never hurts to beg for more information. 😉
SMITH – 52 Ancestors – John William Smith – Dorest Carpenter & Joiner
Perfect post for me…. Is it really possible to be caught up? Am having trouble posting ’cause I can’t find way to crate URL that goes to specific posting, instead of to most recent. Most recent can be seen at http://drgranma.blogspot.com
When you’re looking at your blog, click on the title of a post. That will take you to a page that is *only* that post. The URL for that page will always take people directly to it. Copy and paste that one.
WATERMAN, Erastus ~ 52 Ancestors: #41 ~ Erastus Waterman’s Signature
Sioux City, Iowa, Indian Woman Portrait by J. H. Hamilton
WITTMUSS, Minnie (WITTMÜTZ; Wilhelmine) was the last of siblings who came to Bloomington, Illinois
DAY – Thomas Day (1651-1706), Probable Murderer, 52 Ancestors #41
Richards–John Richards–Continuing a Tradition of Family Service
Voelkler, Gustavus Ang, Another Stellar Musician,, 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #41
NEVINS – #41 Mary Nevins
BOETTCHER (also HARDESTY)
#41 – Louisa J Boettcher – A 1906 Earthquake Survivor
I feel myself starting to fall behind now that I am going back to school……
Sarah HOWE Joslin. Killed by Indians.
It is difficult for me to think about and write about the New England Indian Wars that killed and otherwise damaged so many of my ancestors. I know there were wrongs on both sides. But the Howe family had enormous losses in their Puritan villages in Massachusetts.
LANKFORD, Alice Beman – #4
Amy, good advice about planning ahead. I’ve already got seven blogs lined up and working on several others. Glad I found your challenge!
If you were on WordPress, you could use a plug in called editorial calendar, which really makes my life a lot easier, since I do two different blogs, and tend to forget what I have scheduled. Of course you can always use a paper or on-line calendar, and plug in the working titles of what you intend to write about ahead of time. I have been pursuing one line for several weeks, which makes the progression logical. Great-grandmother/father to great-great, to great-great-great, etc. etc.
MCNAMARA, Daniel of Ireland and PA 1836-1902 http://rootsbranchesandnuts.blogspot.com/2014/10/daniel-mcnamara-1836-1902-52ancestors-37.html
MILNE, William Duncan http://ssimms64.blogspot.ca/2014/10/william-duncan-milne.html
Horatio Nelson Moore #39
John Murphy #40
CAILLE – Joseph Caillé’s 1814 Marriage
Catching up still. May be more behind next week as I’ve been locked out of Ancestry for several days now. Their IT & Support are working on it. I’m trying to be patient.
SHARP, William R. (1829-??After 1901) # 39. — It’s complicated (or it was to me).
BROWN, Joseph Daniel – Ohio Farmer with Low Profile – Ancestor #36
MANT, Henry John (1801-1858) 5a ancestors #41
Susan R. Vinson Howell (1848-1910) – Born, raised, married, raised her children, died and buried all in Halifax County, North Carolina.
HALLIDAY: Thomas Halliday 3rd, seller of soap (1835-1904) #52Ancestors #41
GREEN — “Squire Lot Green, Pioneer School Teacher” on Green Family Archives
FURLANI — Week #41 – Robert A. Furlani (1917 -1996), My Godfather by Eileen A. Souza at Old Bones Genealogy
PEDERSEN, Karen Marie (1872 – ?) – Week #29 – Searching for My Danish Ancestors, the lost sisters Part one…
***Still trying to catch up to the current week so I’m posting part two below.
THOMSEN FROST, Margrethe (1888 – ?) – Week #30 – Searching for My Danish Ancestors, the lost sisters Part two…
BRINKER, Abraham (w. Moser, Louisa) -Post #41-Pioneer of Butler Co, PA 1774-1850
COUSINS, Thomas – Attack at Black Point (Scarborough, Maine)
http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2014/10/52-ancestors-41-thomas-cousins-attack.html – forgot to add the link before I hit enter!
FIRMAN – George Rood Firman http://carlsonandcarricofamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2014/10/52-ancestors-week-41-george-rood-firman.html
FRANCIS< Gilmore C. – Gramps
MARGARET OF SCOTLAND –A queen in life and saint after death
Nancy Courtney ALLEN BILLINGSLEY http://bit.ly/1rSVoG3
Theresa FRICKER, Pennsylvania, who married in 1752 to John Ignatious KUHN
BROWN – WHITE Matrilineal Monday: MARY ANN BROWN and Others, Plaintiffs Vs. MARY A. WHITE and Others, Defendants, Chancery Cause, Augusta Co., VA, 52 Ancestors
BLEVINS/BERRY/MABERRY, Frances Lavona
COWLEY, Thomas http://researchergal.blogspot.ca/2014/10/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-41.html