52 Ancestors: Week 3 Recap

52 Ancestors in 52 WeeksMore blogs. More posts. More people making connections. It’s time for the Week 3 recap of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks!

There are numerous posts that stood out to me this week. Two of them included a heart wrenching tale on Generation’s Gone By’s Weblog. Genohio used a variety of sources to give context to a boiler explosion that killed six men.

Oh, and the numbers? 204 articles this week (including my look at a rare non-farmer in my family tree). So far, a total of 242 blogs have said that they are taking the challenge.

Happy reading!

32 thoughts on “52 Ancestors: Week 3 Recap

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Somehow I didn’t have your blog in my Feedly list. It’s there now and I should be able to find your “52 Ancestors” posts. Thanks!

        1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

          I keep trying to add your site to Feedly, but it says that it can’t find it. I’ll go through and add your posts for weeks 1-3, but I’m not sure why my blog reader can’t find it.

  1. Jo Henn

    Wow! Such a lot of us! I look forward to reading them ! Thank you for curating all of this; it’s got to be taking time from your own research. I just want to point out to folks that the name I was researching is Hartman, not Henn (I haven’t started my Henn side yet) . Not a big deal except I’m hoping for some help as I’m stuck. :) Even pointers from Ohio researchers in general would help, as I’m a beginner and no longer live there.

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Hi Cathy! I’ve added your blog to my Feedly reader and will start including your posts with next week’s recap. Thanks for joining!

  2. Peggy Lauritzen

    Great job, Amy! I haven’t seen my last two posts listed, either. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Are you putting “52 Ancestors” somewhere in the post titles? That’s how I’m able to pull them out of the list on Feedly.

      1. Pat

        I have only completed one post and working on my 2nd, but did not see my post in your 2nd or 3rd update, either. I am a late comer and new to this blog thing, but think that I have done it right. 52 Ancestors in in my Blog title and in my post title. This is my blog address: http://iamabeachcomber.blogspot.com

          1. Pat

            Thank You for including me! I am not a writer. I have a real anxiety about writing but want to share my family tree in hopes that family will eventually become interested. So your challenge has become an avenue of hope for me, Thank You for this motivation!

  3. Cathy Meder-Dempsey

    I accepted the challenge (in silence since I don’t have a blog) and posted to our closed family group on Facebook “Family of Fred Dempsey and Myrtle Roop”:
    52 Ancestors: #1 Fred Roosevelt DEMPSEY 1935-1974
    52 Ancestors: #2 Fred Rothwell DEMPSEY 1899-1975
    52 Ancestors: #3 Myrtle Hazel ROOP 1906-1997
    These are quite recent and include a lot of private information. I’m working on:
    52 Ancestors: #4 William Henderson DEMPSEY 1860-1941 and plan on posting on my Facebook page “Opening Doors in Brick Walls”. Now to find time to read some of the contributions.

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      That’s a great solution! The important thing is to write and share it with others, no matter the venue.

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