Bloggers are a creative bunch of people. Not only does writing about our ancestors open us up to new possibilities with our research, even playing with words gets us to think about who to research. I had a feeling that the optional weekly themes would do that, and it was certainly evident with the Week 2 theme: King.
Several people went with the “royalty” route. Niki Davis on Rooted in Foods gave a brief history of one of her possible ancestors, Robert the Bruce. Valerie Hughes on Genealogy With Valerie used “king” as a location and wrote about Francis Thornton Strother because he was born in King County, Virginia. Penny Bicknell on A Branch Too Far went through the origins of the word “king,” which lead her to highlight her grandfather. Similarly, Yvonne Demoskoff of Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog wrote about her ancestor Louise Roy, because “Roy” means “king” in French.
I, too, went with the surname. I wrote about my third-great-grandmother Mary Ann King, daughter of Alexander and Nancy (Payne) King and wife of John Murnahan.
Who did you write about this week? Leave a note with a link in the comments below. (Be sure to include the person’s name and a little bit about them. It makes it easier for others to scan through and spot names that they’re researching!)
- Week 3 (Jan 15-21) – Tough woman
- Week 4 (Jan 22 – 28) – Closest to your birthday
- Week 5 (Jan 29 – Feb 4) – Plowing through