#52Ancestors

52 Ancestors: Week 52 – Future

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. It has taken me longer than it should but here is the last post in this series. I didn’t feel qualified to write about the future of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 51 – Holidays

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. Finally I’m at the penultimate blog in the series. I have quite a lot of photographs of various family members on holiday. There are some I recognise, […]

52 Ancestors: Week 50 – Lines

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I’m nearly there. I was not sure where to take this prompt and decided to type “Lines” […]

52 Ancestors: Week 49 – Handmade

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. There was never any question over who this prompt […]

52 Ancestors: Week 48 – Strength

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. I initially planned to use this prompt to write […]

52 Ancestors: Week 47 – Thankful

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. When I saw this prompt I immediately thought of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 46 – Birthdays

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. On 2nd September 2006 my Grandmother Bessie Tomlinson turned […]

52 Ancestors: Week 45 – Stormy Weather

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. When I first saw this prompt I didn’t know […]

52 Ancestors: Week 44 – Voting

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. A few days ago I shared an image from […]

52 Ancestors: Week 43 – Shock

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should have completed all 52 prompts by now, but I will do so as soon as possible. The death of George Wadsworth, my third great grandfather […]

52 Ancestors: Week 42 – Sports

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m rapidly catch up over the 12 days of Christmas. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 41 – Changes

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m rapidly catch up over the 12 days of Christmas. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 40 – Preservation

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m aiming to catch up over the 12 days of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 39 – Steps

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m aiming to catch up over the 12 days of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 38 – Fun and Games

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m aiming to catch up over the 12 days of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 37- On the Farm

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m aiming to catch up over the 12 days of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 36- Work

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I should by now be writing week 52, but study, work and life got in the way. I’m aiming to catch up over the 12 days of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 35- School

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am trying to catch up. The topic this week reminded me of some papers sitting at the bottom […]

52 Ancestors: Week 34- Character

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am trying to catch up. I have written about many of my ancestors, but family history can equally […]

52 Ancestors: Week 33- Tragedy

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am trying to catch up. My last post was about my great grandparents, George Harry and Florence Wadsworth, […]

52 Ancestors: Week 32- In The City

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am slowly catching up. I always think of my maternal grandmother’s family, the Wadsworths, as having been in […]

52 Ancestors: Week 31- Favourite Name

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am slowly catching up. It was an easy choice this week. I have blogged about her before, but […]

52 Ancestors: Week 30- Health

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am slowly catching up. I deliberated about who to write about for this prompt. Most of my knowledge […]

52 Ancestors: Week 29 – Fashion

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am slowly catching up. Todays blog is short to help catch up, especially as I am back in […]

52 Ancestors: Week 28 – Transportation

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. This prompt was easy to choose an ancestor. My great-grandfather William Bowler. I […]

52 Ancestors: Week 27 – Free

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. Genealogy can be an expensive hobby. Subscriptions to the websites can add up, […]

52 Ancestors: Week 26 – Conflict

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. I wasn’t sure what to do with the prompt “Conflict” until I noticed […]

52 Ancestors: Week 25 – Groups

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. The prompt “groups” immediately reminded me of my Grandma being a member of […]

52 Ancestors: Week 24 – Father’s Day

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. I have chosen to write about father and son Thomas Hopkinson (1837-1913) and […]

52 Ancestors: Week 23 – Bridge

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. I initially couldn’t think of any ancestors with connections to bridges, and wondered […]

52 Ancestors: Week 22 – Military

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing but I am working on catching up. The only ancestors I have found to date with military connections were called […]

52 Ancestors: Week 21 – At the Cemetery

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing …. I could blame my University course, but term finished a month ago. I have just been doing other things. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 20 – Cousin Bait

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. I am way behind with my writing …. I could blame my University course, but term finished a month ago. I have just been doing other things. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 18 – Crime and Punishment

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Crime and Punishment”. I spent a while trying to decide who to write about this week. To my knowledge none of my […]

52 Ancestors: Week 17 – Favourite Place

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Favourite Place”. It was easy to decide where to write about this week. My favourite place to research is Wirksworth in Derbyshire. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 16 – DNA

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “DNA”. I “did my DNA”, that is an autosomal test with Ancestry, in December 2020. I am still getting to grips with […]

52 Ancestors: Week 15 – Brick Wall

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Brick Wall”. In genealogy circles a “Brick Wall” is an ancestor beyond whom you have been unable to find anything further. As […]

52 Ancestors: Week 14 – Great

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is “Great”. This prompt reminds me of a conversation with my 7 year old nephew. I had been discussing some of our family […]

52 Ancestors: Week 13 – Music

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Music. This is hard, whatever I have inherited from my ancestors it is not musical ability. I had some recorder lessons in […]

52 Ancestors: Week 12 – Loss

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Loss. I am always struck when looking at the 1911 Census by the “fertility questions”, and how they must have hurt those […]

52 Ancestors: Week 11 – Fortune

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Fortune. This week I am writing about my second great grand uncle Stephen Sanders. His sister Mary Ann Sanders was my second […]

52 Ancestors: Week 10 – Name’s the Same

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Nam’es the Same. I have got a bit behind with blogging, mainly because I have been working on researching a friend’s family […]

52 Ancestors: Week 9 – Multiples

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Multiples. As a young girl I really wanted a big brother and a twin sister. That to me seemed like the ideal […]

52 Ancestors: Week 8 – Power

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Power. I spent a little while mentally sifting through my ancestors wondering who to write about in connection with “power”. I settled […]

52 Ancestors: Week 7 – Unusual Source

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Unusual Source. About ten years ago I found my 3rd Great Grandparents, Matthew and Jane Stewardson, on the 1901 Census. They were […]

52 Ancestors: Week 6 – Valentines

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Valentines. I have decided to write about my 4th great-grandparents Joseph Ellis and Mary Gadsby who married on St Valentines Day in […]

52 Ancestors: Week 5 – In The Kitchen

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is In The Kitchen. As soon as I saw this week’s prompt I knew I had to write about Grandma, my maternal grandmother. […]

52 Ancestors: Week 4 – Favourite Photo

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Favourite Photo. How is it the 4th week of 2021 already? Time seems to be flying by. The Society of Genealogists Stage […]

52 Ancestors: Week 3 Namesake

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Namesake. I have pondered what, or who, to write about this week, and finally settled on the next generation. Both my sisters […]

52 Ancestors: Week 2 Family Legends

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021. The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week the prompt is Family Legends. There are two stories I was told about my father’s side of the family. One that he was the oldest […]

52 Ancestors: Week 1 Beginnings

I am taking part in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge for 2021! The challenge is organised by Amy Johnson Crow who provides a weekly writing prompt. This week’s prompt, “Beginnings” is of course a good place to start. I am planning that 2021 is the year I begin again with my family history […]

12 Days of Christmas, day 10

Over the 12 Days of Christmas, as we leave 2020 behind and step into 2021 I have 3 challenges in progress. 12 Days Wild, to complete a daily “random act of wildness” exploring the winter wildlife. Operation Bletchley: Christmas in Berlin 24 MILES: 12 CODES: 12 DAYS. A fundraising challenge for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity […]

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52 Ancestors in a bit more than 52 Weeks

Amy Johnson Crow runs a challenge which consists of a series of weekly prompts to get you to think about an ancestor and share something about them. I took part from part way through 2020 and 2021.

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