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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 26

Week 26: Black Sheep A “black sheep” is someone who is considered a troublemaker or an outcast. Fortunately for family historians, some “black sheep” create a lot of records. Do […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 23

4/6 Week 23: Going to the Chapel Maybe "going to the chapel" make you think of weddings. Perhaps you have a member of the clergy in your family tree. Is […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 25

Week 25: Same Name Were you named after an ancestor or maybe you just happen to have the same name as someone in your family tree? Is there a name […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 24

11/6 Week 24: Father’s Day We covered Mother’s Day in May and now it’s Dad’s turn. Which forefather will you highlight this week?   In Australia Father’s Day isn’t until […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 22

28 / 5 Week 22: So Far Away “We’re changing things up a bit for Week 22 with the theme “So Far Away.” It’s a pretty vague theme, to be […]

Little Letters

I can’t even recall when I last wrote one of these, it’s been a while. Dear Readers, Sorry about the influx of posts. Once I decided to do the 100 […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 21

Week 21: Military The Week 21 theme is “Military.” Memorial Day is coming up in the US, so this makes a perfect time to write about someone in the family […]

Changes, Updates and To-Do’s (Part 2)

To Do List Update on the to do list below Blog Maintenance – Work on Sidebars, Fix Widgets,  Fix Categories and Tags on over 7000 Posts, Update Featured photos Posts I’m working on  […]

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 20

14/5/18 Week 20: Another Language The Week 20 theme is “Another Language.” You could write about an ancestor who spoke a different language than you do. You could highlight the […]

Changes, Updates and To-Do’s

Changes You will have noticed already a few changes happening with the blog, with the number one being a Domain name change from thebeltanedaily / familyphotosfoodcrafts.com to nicbeltane.com . My blog payment […]

52 Ancestors

Week 19: Mother’s Day Mother’s Day in the US is this Sunday (May 13). It seems like a good time to take a look at a mother in the family […]

52 Ancestors

Week 19: Mother’s Day Mother’s Day in the US is this Sunday (May 13). It seems like a good time to take a look at a mother in the family […]

52 Ancestors

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 […]

52 Ancestors

Week 17: Cemetery Going to a cemetery is one of my favourite things to do. Cemetery visiting has been a part of my life for as long as I can […]

52 Ancestors

Week 16: Storms Considering the weird weather across much of the U.S. and Canada this past week, maybe “Storms” isn’t the best prompt! Do you have an ancestor who survived […]

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Week 15: Taxes It’s that time of year here in the U.S. — tax season. There are many ways you could approach this theme: An ancestor you discovered using tax […]

52 Ancestors

Week 14: Maiden Aunt – Ok, before anyone says anything else about aunts not being ancestors… I agree. Technically, “ancestors” are those we descend from. Everyone else is technically a collateral […]

52 Ancestors

Week 13: The Old Homestead There’s something about seeing where your ancestors lived — or revisiting where you once lived. My dad once took me to where his maternal grandparents […]

52 Ancestors

Week 12: Misfortune There is a growing body of study showing that the more that children know about their family’s history, the more resilient they are. This is especially true […]