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 →
Where did my ancestors live?
Visualizing my ancestral (U.S.) households from census data.
My Ancestors’ Longevity
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 →
52 Ancestors – Week 2 Roundup
Favorite posts from Week 2 of the #52Ancestors challenge
52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Granny & Uncle Jim
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).
52 Ancestors – Some Week 1 Favorites
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.
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