May 2015 Themes for 52 Ancestors

It’s hard to believe that in a few days we will begin the 5th month of the year. Is anyone else astonished how quickly this year is going?

For those of you who like to work ahead a little bit, here are the optional weekly themes for May 2015:


Week 18 (April 30 – May 6) – Where There’s a Will: Do you have an ancestor who left an interesting will? Have you used a will to solve a problem? Or, what ancestor showed a lot of will in his or her actions?

Week 19 (May 7-13) – There’s a Way: What ancestor found a way out of a sticky situation? You might also think of this in terms of transportation or migration.

Week 20 (May 14-20) – Black Sheep: Each of us has an ancestor who was the troublemaker or the ne’er-do-well. This is their week.

Week 21 (May 21-27) – Military: This week, the United States will be observing Memorial Day. Do you have any military ancestors? Were any ancestors affected by the military or by war?

Week 22 (May 28 – June 3) – Commencement: Countless schools will be having their commencement ceremonies around this time. Think not only about school, but also about commencement meaning “a beginning.”

The weekly recaps will be posted on Thursdays; you can add your links to those posts when it’s time. I look forward to seeing your posts!

2 thoughts on “May 2015 Themes for 52 Ancestors

  1. SallyLou

    I’m new to this site and love it—–but—–the week of May 14-20—–
    about the black sheep (and boy, do I have one) the pronoun is misspelled—-
    Should read: “This is their week.” not “there week”—-just couldn’t resist adding to the chorus of comments you will get about this one——
    Love the 52 week idea and am going to try to keep up—–I found you just in time to catch the spelling one—-my surname is a mess when it comes to spelling and chasing the ancestors.

    1. Amy Johnson Crow Post author

      Thanks for the heads up! I’ve made that correction. (I should know better than to write something for public consumption before finishing my coffee!) I hope you enjoy the Challenge!


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