As we get closer to the holidays, are you still blogging? It’s easy to get caught up in all of the “busy-ness” of the season. It’s also the perfect time to make the time to remember and reflect on those wonderful family stories. I do hope you’re recording yours.
Last week, I wrote about two of my ancestors:
Leave a link to your latest 52 Ancestors post in the comments below. Also take a look at the ones from Week 48. Happy blogging!
Killed in Vietnam (Silver Star Recipient)
TAYLOR, James Lawrence (1943-1966)
WILLSON – Samuel WILLSON
Houchins, Stoops, and Cheely—Is the Mystery Solved? Is the Brick Wall Smashed?–52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, # 49
December 10, 2014 by Helen Holshouser Leave a comment
SAPP/BUTTS, Catherine, The Invisible Aunt Catherine.
As an illegitimate child who lived with her maternal grandparents, she has two possible last names. Plus she walked away and no one heard from her before she was 20 years old. A big challenge for the family historian!
In answer to your question–are you still blogging? I set a precedent with my other blog, which has been running for nearly 6 years, of shutting down from just before Christmas to January 2 or 3, and do the same with Ancestors in Aprons. That means, I’m writing things ahead so that I will indeed have 52 Ancestors before the year is out. In fact today I published #50.
PERTIET, Wilhelm (Petit, William), one of the Petits siblings in Saginaw, Michigan
KING HENRY III – Henry III, King of England, Fox in the Henhouse
COCKRAM – 52 Ancestors: #49 Sarah COCKRAM, wife of David PROFFITT
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
Margaret Catherine (nee Haley) Fenton
LANDERS 52 Ancestors – John William Landers – Greenbacker
OLIVER — “Nancy Oliver, Who Waited 3 Years For Groceries” on Green Family Archives
BASHOR, Donald Keith, Finding my Murderous Ancestor in the California State Archives (52 Ancestors #46)
TARKINGTON – Anna Gertrude Tarkington
HOLLAND, Andrew Turner – #12 http://denise-livinginthepast.blogspot.com/2014/12/52-ancestors-12-andrew-turner-holland.html
Colby, Mitchell http://tinachaserandom.blogspot.com/2014/11/52-ancesters-38-mitchell-colby.html
OWENS, Lyle Charles Sr http://tinachaserandom.blogspot.com/2014/12/52-ancesters-39-lyle-charles-owens.html
Colby-Anderson, Blanche Helen http://tinachaserandom.blogspot.com/2014/12/52-ancesters-40-blanche-helen-colby.html
HAMILTON, ADAM http://researchergal.blogspot.ca/2014/12/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-48-adam.html
KIRK – #45, Whatever Happened to Chester L. Kirk?
McINTYRE – #46, Angus McIntyre, Immigrant From the Outer Hebrides
McLELLAN – #47, John and Alexander McLellan, Father and Son from the Hebrides
ST CYR – #48, Marie Pauline (St. Cyr) Robidas
WEBSTER, Daniel Bromley – 52 Ancestors: #49 ~ Daniel Bromley Webster
#49 – STEVENS, Phoebe (1813-1902)5 The Stevens Family and a Bizarre Mix-up in Stoddard, NH
Rather bravely and with some trepidation that I may not do them justice, I have written about my Mum (#46)
….. and my Dad (#47)
….. when is it the right time to write about a recently deceased relative ?
A great great grandfather George Bird of Chessington Court Farm (#48)
…… and a great grandfather Henry Bird (#49) who leaves more questions than answers
CONNON MEARNS( Nee MILNE ) ,Helen – Scotland to Canada – a tragic story with a happy ending http://ssimms64.blogspot.ca/2014/12/week-49-helen-milne-mearns-connon.html
HILSMAN – Week 49: The Hilsman Family
#41–HANNAH–John Wesley Hannah–Applying for a Pension
#49 – GRAVES, Benjamin, 1645-1724 (wife, Mary HOARE)
MEIGS, VIncent – Journeyed from England to America
WHITESIDE, Isaac – my 3rd Maternal Great Grandfather
52 Ancestors Week 49
MOSES, Henry John (Reginald) (1889-1936) 52 Ancestors #49
BROWN: Albert E Brown, clothiers’ clerk and soldier #52Ancestors #49
by Lynne Black
GREGOR, Benjamin, #46 (1824 – 1880) Midlothian, Scotland to Pulinch, Wellington, [now Ontario], Canada
TAYLOR, Elizabeth #47 (1834 – before 1880), born at sea to Pulinch, Wellington, [now Ontario], Canada
I’ve been doing homework for my genealogy class at UW so I haven’t been able to blog but I just wanted to tell Amy – Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. My Dad had a half sister that he never met or knew – after he died I was going to try and visit her while on a cross country trip but she died a month before we left. I knew she had two sons and I knew their names but I couldn’t find them. One of them just contacted me through my blog after he found it with an internet search looking for family. He is thrilled that is has finally found some family on his grandfather’s side and I am so happy to have a new first cousin! Without Amy and this idea she had last January this never would have happened!
(My last 8 posts will get done – and a hope a few will be posted by the end of the year.)
Thank you for the kind words, Maeve! I am so glad that you have found your cousin!! Thanks so much for sharing your story — it really brightened my day.
KENDALL, Henry M., Orange Juice in his Blood (52 Ancestors #47)
Tucker/Branch – A cautionary tale – not the great-grandma I thought she was…
SERVICE, MARION http://researchergal.blogspot.ca/2014/12/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-49-marion.html
MEISBERGER – 52 Ancestors: #49 David Theodore Meisberger by Eileen A. Souza at Old Bones Genealogy.
Cloutier, Zacharie: claim to fame!
KNUDSEN, ANE CATHRINE(1862-1892) #52 Ancestors, my Week #32 and part of my “Searching for my Danish Ancestors” group.
BELAIR – #49 François Janvry dit Belair, Seven Years’ War soldier
JORDAN – #44 Moses H. Jordan (1814?-?) at Digging Down East
SEAVEY – #45 Harriett Elizabeth (1847?-1925) at Digging Down East
INGALLS – #46 Charles L. Ingalls (1839-1864) at Digging Down East
BUSTIN – #47 Suther Ross Bustin (1908-1990) at Digging Down East
LEIGHTON – #48 Mark Samuel Leighton (1885-1970) at Digging Down East
HAMILTON – #49 Peter Suther Hamilton (1852-1929) at Digging Down East
Getting caught up, I see 😉