Saturday, January 4, 2014

Accepting the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge

Amy Johnson Crow, author of the No Story Too Small blog, said she's not too big on New Year's resolutions but she liked a challenge; so she challenged genealogy bloggers to have:

"…one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem -- anything that focuses on one ancestor."

Blog post titles will be pre-pended with "52 Ancestors #1: [Title]" for example for the first week. If you're on Twitter, use hashtag #52Ancestors. Amy will also be posting a weekly recap on her blog. She obviously struck a chord because so many people have accepted her challenge, including me. My first post will be published tomorrow about a "very minor but not unrepresentative poet of the late eighteenth century." Thanks for the great idea, Amy!

Used with permission

Update 1/19/2014: Amy Crow is maintaining the complete list of participants. I am listing the known Twitter handles of challenge participants in case you want to follow them:
  • @amycrow
  • @AncestryAnn
  • @ancestrysleuth
  • @BarbFFm
  • @BBPetura
  • @BevNo59
  • @Carinr
  • @climbmytree
  • @colleengreene
  • @daveinwf
  • @ddaruth
  • @dengenjourney
  • @downeastdigger
  • @ExtremeAncestry
  • @f_f_stories
  • @geneacandy
  • @GenealogyCircle
  • @genealogyisfun
  • @huboutourville
  • @JenniferAlford
  • @JoFullCircle
  • @justcherie
  • @LatvianRoots
  • @lfmccauley
  • @mslaceyloo
  • @noliroots
  • @OnkatScoop
  • @OurFamUntoldSto
  • @RRandCotton
  • @SallyOnTheGo
  • @samsposting
  • @senseoffamily
  • @starryblackness
  • @TheKirstyGray
  • @Tracingmyfamily
  • @treesrch
  • @TweetTRnT
  • @Wendymath

37 comments:

  1. http://www.reflectionsfromthefence.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've updated the post to include Reflections from the Fence.

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  2. http://itsagenealogistslife.blogspot.ca/ -- I am going to participate!

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  3. I'm joining! My blog is Discovering Latvian Roots, found at http://www.celmina.com/genealogy

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  4. I'm in! http://rootsbranchesandnuts.blogspot.com

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  5. Also add http://ourancestories.blogspot.com

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  6. Add me too, please :-) http://yvonnesgenealogyblog.blogspot.ca/

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  7. I'm in, too: whoweareandhowwegotthisway.blogspot.com

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  8. Great to see all this participation! Please add me to the list.

    blog.mcelrea.org

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  9. Please add me to the list: http://www.exploringfamily.com

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  10. Hi, please add me to the list of participants! (I left a comment on Amy's blog, but didn't give my blog title) It's:
    A Sense of Family: http://www.asenseoffamily.com
    Twitter: @senseoffamily

    Thanks!

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  11. I'm in! http://www.railroadsandcotton.com
    Twitter: @RRandCotton

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  13. I'm in, with my first post today. Digging Down East: http://diggingdowneast.blogspot.com/.
    Twitter: @downeastdigger

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    1. I've added you to the list, Pam. I love how you chose your ancestors birthdays to determine about whom to post!

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  14. My first blog. Little Bits of Roots & Branches:
    http://littlebitsofrootsandbranches.blogspot.com/

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    1. A new blogger! Great. I've added you to the list.

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  16. Count me in please

    http://heritagefromthepast.blogspot.com/

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    1. Cathy, I have added your blog to the list.

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  17. this is getting bigger and bigger. Totally loving it!

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    1. Isn't it though! It's taken on a life of its own.

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  19. I tweet exclusively about genealogy with @justcherie. You might want to include that one instead of @faircher :)

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