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The Top Posts of 2014 — and a Bonus

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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.

  1. Civil War Tombstones: A Primer. Need to know the difference between a Union and Confederate military tombstone? This spells it out for you.
  2. 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.
  3. Is It Time to Drop Your Society? I’m a long-time advocate of genealogical societies. So why am I asking this question?
  4. How I Found My Orphaned Milkmaid (Susan Tucker Kelley – 52 Ancestors #40). The title pretty much sums it up :)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 52 Ancestors – #2 Melzena Kelly Ramsey, A Life of Loss. A look at my great-grandmother and the losses she endured.
  8. Genealogy, The Walking Dead, and a Proud Mom Moment. Sometimes our kids surprise us with what they know.
  9. I Think My Ancestor Was in ZZ Top. One look at Thomas Young’s photo and you’ll see why.
  10. Breaking the Mold of the Hidden Woman: Elizabeth Peden Ramsey. My 4th-great-grandmother shows up in some surprising records.

The Bonus

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.

My grandma and my sisters baking and making memories, 1961.

My grandma and my sisters baking and making memories, 1961.