52 Ancestors – Week 12 – Popular

Popular what does that mean? According to the dictionary Popular is an adjective. It means liked, admired or enjoyed by many people or by a particular person or group. This prompt is going to be tough. I am not big into popularity, I tend to root for the underdog and when it comes to familyContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 12 – Popular”

52 Ancestors – Week 11 – Luck

Luck is a fun topic. I always feel super lucky when I discover something new about an ancestor. My favorite way to learn things is by reading newspapers. I have been working on building out my trees and newspapers have been a great way to do this, especially in less populated areas because everything isContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 11 – Luck”

52 Ancestors – Week 10 – Strong Woman

So for this prompt for the 52 Ancestors Challenge I wanted to choose a different relative in my family. I decided Sarah “Sally” Sawyer Preston would be my choice. I believe Sally Sawyer Preston was born in 1769 to Joseph Sawyer and Judith Kelly Sawyer in New Hampshire. She married Abner Preston on 12 SeptemberContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 10 – Strong Woman”

52 Ancestors – Week 7 – Favorite Discovery

One of my favorite discoveries to date is always in reference to my 2X-Great Grandmother, Sarah Larkin Beardsley. On her tombstone it is inscribed with Sarah A. Beardsley, MD. We always thought it was a mistake. Until I found reference to her in a publication of the University of  Michigan. (thank you Google). and theContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 7 – Favorite Discovery”

52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Same Name

In my family there is no clear cut naming patterns except on my paternal side. They are Italian and the oldest son tends to be named after the paternal grandfather, hence why my dad has a slew of cousins named Dominic. I myself am named after both my grandmothers and I named my oldest daughterContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 6 – Same Name”

52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Favorite Photo

This week we were prompted to post about our favorite photo. I have 2 currently one old and one new. I love this photo of my husband and our 3 kiddos from October 2018. It is a favorite because Jimmy our now 12 year old is actually looking at the camera. He has autism andContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 2 – Favorite Photo”

52 Ancestors in 2020 – Week 1 – Fresh Start

It is a brand new year and a new decade. As the new year dawns it is full of amazing possibilities and opportunities, a new beginning and a fresh start, which brings us to our topic for week one of the edition of 52 Ancestors. My Fresh Start is not chucking everything and starting over,Continue reading “52 Ancestors in 2020 – Week 1 – Fresh Start”

52 Ancestors – Week 52 – You

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” ― Judy Garland I did it. I completed all 52 Weeks of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. I stuck with it. This weeks prompt is about you. So I figured I would tell you a bit about me. IContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 52 – You”

52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future

So looking forward to 2020, I have all sorts of projects and goals in mind. It is going to require me to be a bit more organized with my time and with my research. Genealogy Projects for 2020 File a DAR supplemental application for my daughter through her paternal grandma’s line. Clear the DAR AdditionalContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 51 – Future”

52 Ancestors – Week 49 – Craft

This is a topic that is near and dear to me. Back in 2010, I taught myself to sew. My grandma was a master seamstress. She could also crochet and knit, but I never took her up on her offers to learn and it makes me sad. This is a dress I made a coupleContinue reading “52 Ancestors – Week 49 – Craft”