52 Ancestors: Week 4 Recap

52 Ancestors in 52 WeeksFascinating stories this week. Fran Jensen’s grandpa found out at age 65 that the name he used wasn’t the name he was given at birth — and that he had 7 more siblings that he knew nothing about. Jana Last shared her Civil War ancestor’s photo album. Be prepared to drool… a lot.

My ancestor this week was Thomas Andrew Young, my great-great grandfather whom I suspect was a founding member of ZZ Top.

Curious about the numbers? 238 posts this week.

18 thoughts on “52 Ancestors: Week 4 Recap

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Feedly is a blog reader. I use it to keep track of the blogs that have said they are participating in the 52 Ancestors challenge. It lists all of the posts they do – not just the ones for the challenge. That’s why it’s important for the bloggers to include the phrase “52 Ancestors” somewhere in the post’s title. Otherwise, I have no idea which posts should be included in the recap. The week/ancestor number doesn’t matter. I look just for the phrase “52 Ancestors” in the title.

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  1. Aymee Lubinski

    What a great list! Can’t wait to start reatding!! I think I made an error when posting my post for week 4. The “52 Ancestors” didn’t show up in the link. I didn’t realize until my Glesener name didn’t appear on your list. Sorry about that! The link to the post on my great, great grandfather Casper Glesener from Binsfeld, Weiswampach, Luxembourg to Chicago, IL is http://myancestorsleaves.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-first-experience-with-genealogy.html.

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    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      I’ll include it in next week’s recap, Aymee. As long as you have “52 Ancestors” somewhere in the title of the post, I should be able to spot it.

      EDIT: I just noticed that you have #52Ancestors in the post title. Did you go back and change it? If so, maybe that’s what happened. Feedly probably grabbed the original title.

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  2. NikiMarie

    I love these lists! My favorite part is not only seeing my posts (weirdly thrilling for me) but seeing if I can find any new relatives. I love this project; thank you!

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  3. Toni Duong

    I had a feeling when I posted my week 4 last night it probably wouldn’t get included in this week’s recap (yay procrastination!) but loving that somebody blogged about pets!! <3 Now I feel like I should mention mine in the family tree.

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    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      You’re fine — the mistake was mine! I simply missed it :( Sorry about that. I have it listed in next week’s recap.

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    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      You don’t need to leave a link. I have your blog listed in Feedly. As long as you have “52 Ancestors” somewhere in the post’s title, I should be able to find it. Thanks!

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    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Hi Karen! Thanks for the kind words! I’m so glad you’ve taken the challenge — I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts!

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  4. Charity Johnson

    NikiMarie said: >>My favorite part is … seeing if I can find any new relatives. I love this project; thank you!<<
    I echo that sentiment!

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  5. Lisa Anne Taylor

    Hey, I’ve posted another ancestor story on my blog Skeletons In The Closet. Since the entire blog is dedicated to the 52 Ancestor Challenge I never put 52 Ancestors in any of the titles. Also there was a little problem with the blog, but it should be ironed out by now. I’m enjoying reading about everyone’s ancestors.

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    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Hi Lisa Anne! Glad you’ve been enjoying the challenge! I’ll go back to your blog and add the posts you’ve done so far in Wednesday’s recap. I hope you understand why I can’t assume that every post in a blog is for the challenge and why “52 Ancestors” needs to be in the posts’ titles for me to see them. (I did a post on using Feedly last week which shows how all of the posts show up. The only way I can find the posts for the challenge is by having “52 Ancestors” somewhere in the post title.) Thanks for understanding! ~~Amy

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  6. Lisa Anne Taylor

    Just wanted you to know that I’ve posted another ancestor blog for the challenge. It’s called Big Dog Little Dog & the blog is Skeletons In The Closet.

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