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Week 18: Close Up Week 18’s theme is “Close Up.” Some possible ways to interpret the prompt: an ancestor who lived closed to where you live now or where you grew up; an ancestor that you have a portrait of; an ancestor who you have more information about and you feel like you know them…

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Week 6: Favorite Name Favorite name could be a name of an ancestor that makes you smile. Perhaps it’s an unusual name. Mine would have to be my 3rd-great-grandmother Matilda (Debolt) Skinner Crossen Brown McFillen. I might have to re-learn how to say her name, though, as I recently discovered what might be another marriage…

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The Week 5 Prompt The Week 5 prompt is “In the Census.” What intriguing find have you made in a census? What has a series of census records shown you? Do you have an ancestor who constantly ages only 7 years between censuses? (Those are fun!) January 17th 2015 < After some detective work a…

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The Week 4 Prompt This week is “Invite to Dinner.” Which ancestor would you most want to invite to dinner? Do you have a story of a memorable dinner with an ancestor? Is there a special recipe that’s been handed down? Which ancestor would you most want to invite to dinner? A family dinner party…

52 Ancestors


The Week 3 Prompt This week is “Longevity.” You might write something about the oldest person in your family tree. You could explore the person that took you the longest to find. Maybe it’s longevity in a job or career. I am wracking my brain on who would be the oldest in the family left,…