It wouldn’t be the end of the year without some sort of post recapping the past 12 months. I’m still putting together the lessons I’ve learned, but I do want to share with you the most popular posts from 2014 here on No Story Too Small.
To my long-time readers, these are probably repeats. (After all, they were the most popular, so they’ve probably seen them!) To those of you who have recently started following NSTS, I hope you’ll take a look at some of these.
To all of you — if you read only one of these, I suggest the “Bonus” post at the end.
Top 10 Posts from 2014 on No Story Too Small
This list omits any 52 Ancestors “weekly recap” posts that might have appeared.
- Civil War Tombstones: A Primer. Need to know the difference between a Union and Confederate military tombstone? This spells it out for you.
- 52 Ancestors – #1 Adah Young Johnson (1904-1979). This is the post that started it all. Thank you for being so kind to this post.
- Is It Time to Drop Your Society? I’m a long-time advocate of genealogical societies. So why am I asking this question?
- How I Found My Orphaned Milkmaid (Susan Tucker Kelley – 52 Ancestors #40). The title pretty much sums it up
- Retaliation on the Ohio Frontier: John McClelland (52 Ancestors #9). The story of fighting between Native Americans and white settlers in western Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 1700s, and how my ancestor got caught up in it all.
- Cousin Bait and the 52 Ancestors Challenge. Connecting with cousins is one we blog about our ancestors. Here’s how the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge had results.
- 52 Ancestors – #2 Melzena Kelly Ramsey, A Life of Loss. A look at my great-grandmother and the losses she endured.
- Genealogy, The Walking Dead, and a Proud Mom Moment. Sometimes our kids surprise us with what they know.
- I Think My Ancestor Was in ZZ Top. One look at Thomas Young’s photo and you’ll see why.
- Breaking the Mold of the Hidden Woman: Elizabeth Peden Ramsey. My 4th-great-grandmother shows up in some surprising records.
This post just missed making the top 10, but I want to highlight it because I think it sums up a lot of what I’ve been doing this year. And from what I can tell, a lot of you have been feeling the same way.
- Just Go Do It. Now. Don’t wait to record those stories.