For Week 4 of Amy Johnson Crow's #52 Ancestors challenge, the suggestion is to write about someone we'd like to invite to dinner. The person who came to mind is my 2nd-great grandfather, George William Rutledge. While I would like to know more about most of my ancestors, and I'm sure many of them would... Continue Reading →
It's Week 3 of the #52Ancestors writing challenge, and this time the prompt is "longevity." I took this suggestion as motivation to look at the pattern of longevity of my ancestors over time, and I came up with the following: Some caveats: Clearly, not all of my direct ancestors are shown here; I only included... Continue Reading →
Favorite posts from Week 2 of the #52Ancestors challenge
The photograph I've chosen is from Christmas Eve, 1984, of Edith (Sterling) "Granny" Hill (my great-grandmother) and James "Uncle Jim" Davis (husband of Granny's sister, Frances).
Over the past week, I've been pleased to see that many genealogists have been spurred on by the 52 Ancestors challenge. After following the #52Ancestors hashtag on twitter, here are some that have grabbed my attention.