52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

There’s a new challenge starting this week. It’s called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Each week, genealogist Amy Johnson Crow will post a prompt encouraging participants to explore a person in our family tree. This doesn’t have to be in a blog post. It could be a journal entry, a letter to a relative, a scrapbook page, a video, a Facebook post, or whatever. This is not a highly regimented challenge. She encourages participants to take the prompts in any direction we want, and says it’s fine if we don’t manage to write each week. Click on her name in this paragraph to link to her website, where you can find more information and even join the fun yourself!

I’ll probably do most of mine as blog entries, but I’m not making any guarantees. And I don’t plan to schedule these for a consistent day each week, so watch for it.

The Themes for January

  • Week 1 (Jan. 1-7): I’d Like to Meet
  • Week 2 (Jan. 8-14): Favorite Photo
  • Week 3 (Jan. 15-21): Out of Place
  • Week 4 (Jan. 22-28): Education

This week’s prompt asks which ancestor I would most like to meet, and why. I think I know who I’m going to write about. Stay tuned.

And if you decide to take part in the challenge as well, please comment below with a link to what you’ve written about your ancestors!

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