52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition

My writing challenge for the year stems from  this challenge by Amy Crow Johnson.  Several months ago, I came across her family history site, No Story Too Small.
Although the challenge took place two years ago, I decided to follow the selections for this upcoming year.  I am excited!  Letting the writing begin! 

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks:  2015 Edition

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition (1 Jan 2017)

Christmas Joy? Bah Humbug! (21 Dec 2016)

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January 2017

1.  Fresh Start ~ Crossing Paths with Anne Bradstreet  (1 Jan 2017)

2.  King ~ The King’s Daughters (6 Jan 2017)

Filles du Roi (6 Jan 2017)

Charpentier, Marguerite  Marguerite Charpentier: Filles Du Roi

Chrétien, Madeleine  Madeleine Chrétien: Filles du Roi

Damise, Claude  Claude Damise: Filles du Roi

Deshays, Marie  Marie Deshays: Filles du Roi

Faucheaux, Jeanne    Jeanne Faucheaux: Filles du Roi

Fressel, Jeanne  Jeanne Fressel: Filles du Roi

Lagou, Marie-Anne  Marie Anne Lagou: Filles du Roi

Moisan, Francoise  Francoise Moisan: Filles du Roi

Peuvrier, Marguerite  Marguerit Peuvrier: Filles du Roi

Pillard, Catherine  Catherine Pillard: Filles du Roi

Prat, Claud  Claud Prat:  Filles du Roi

Toussaint, Jeanne  Jeanne Toussaint: Filles du Roi

3.  Tough Women ~ Finding Annie – Part One (12 Jan 2017)

4. Ploughing Through ~ Finding Annie ~ Part 2 (21 Jan 2017)

5. Closest to Your Birthday ~ Birthday Celebrations (24 Jan 2017)

 

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February 2017

6. So Far Away ~ My Seafaring Grandfather ~ John Gallup (10 Feb 2017)

7. Love ~ Grandma’s Cottage (11 Feb 2017)

8. Good Deeds ~ General James Cudworth: A Man of Conviction  (20 Feb)

9.  Close to Home and Close to my Heart (25 Feb 2017)

 

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March 2017

10.  Stormy Weather ~ One for the Road  (10 Mar 2017)

11.  Luck of the Irish ~ Out of Nowhere (10 Mar 2017)

12 Same ~ Marie Anne Lagou:  A New Life in New France  (27 Mar 2017)

13. Different ~ Denial  (1 Apr 2017)

 

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April 2017

14. Favorite Photo ~ Favorite Family Photos  (1 Apr 2017)

15. How do you Spell That? ~ Le What?  (7 Apr 2017)

16. Live Long ~ Mary Buzzard Hupp: Colonial Wife and Mother   (23 Apr 2017)

17. Prosper ~ And to Think, it all Started with a Mouse!  (25 Apr 2017)

 

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May 2017

18.  Where There’s a Will ~ Heroine of Buffalo Creek Valley: Anne Rowe Hupp  (13 May 2017)

19.  There’s a Way ~ The Road to Freedom: Abolitionists, Levi and Catharine Coffin  (25 May 2017)

20. Black Sheep ~ The Preacher’s Son (5 June 2017)

21.  Military ~ The Legendary Samuel Houston (16 Jul 2017)

22. New Beginnings ~ New Beginnings: Hamtramck, Michigan (9 June 2017)

 

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June 2017

23.  Wedding  ~ Wedding Bells   (10 Jun 2017)

24.  Heirloom ~ The Elf on the Shelf  (14 Jun 2017)  Paper Dolls  (18 June 2017)

25. The Old Homestead ~ No Place Like Home (16 June 2017)

26. Halfway ~ Elva Marie Bryant Allen: Grandma’s Timeline  (17 Jun 2017)

 

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July 2017

27.  Independent ~ The Adventures of Philip Hupp  (25 June 2017)

28.  Road Trip ~ The UnExpected Road Trip: Birthday Surprise Party  (4 Aug 2017)

28.  Road Trip ~ The Unexpected Road Trip: The Tooth Fairy and Connor B.  (4 Aug 2017)

28.  Road Trip ~ The Unexpected Road Trip: The North Fork Valley  (6 Aug 2017)

28.  Road Trip ~ The Unexpected Road Trip: The Ranch  (12Aug 2017)

29.  Musical ~ Sweet Sounds  (19 Apr 2017)

30.  Challenging ~  Elva Marie Bryant Allen: Grandma’s Timeline  (17 Jun 2017; Updated 6 Jul 2017)

 

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August 2017

31.  Easy ~ Uncle Walter  (24 Sept 2017)

32.  32 ~ Clarissa Amelia  (23 Sept 2017)

33.  In place of Defective, Dependent & Delinquent ~ The Mysterious Tombstone  (1 Aug 2017)

34.  In place of Non-Population ~ The Toothbrush (1 Aug 2017)

35.  School Days ~ Anything But Math!  (8 Oct 2017)

 

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Week 36 (September 3-9) – Working for a Living: September 7 is Labor Day in the United States. Write about an ancestor and his or her occupation.

37.  Large Family ~ Yours, Mine and Ours — 20 Kids!  (15 Oct 2017)

Week 38 (September 17-23) – Favorite Place: What has been  your favorite place to research? Which ancestor came from there?

Week 39 (September 24-30) – Unusual: What is the most unusual record you’ve ever found? Or, who is the most unusual of your ancestors? (You can take that any way you want to!)

 

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Week 41 (October 8-14) – Colorful. Everyone has at least one “colorful” ancestor. Share the story of one of yours.

Week 42 (October 15-21) – Proud: Which ancestor did something that made you proud? Which ancestor are you proud of finding?

Week 43 (October 22-28) – Oops. An ancestor who made an “oops,” or one that you made while researching one of them. (We’ve all done it, believe me!)

Week 44 (October 29 – November 4) – Frightening: Do you have an ancestor who did something frightening or lived through a scary event? Do you have your own ghost story in the family? Now is the perfect time to share!

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November Optional Weekly Themes:

  • Week 45 (November 5-11) – Free. (Pick your own theme!)
  • Week 46 (November 12-18) – Changes. Highlight an ancestor that went through many changes or that you had to change your research strategies to find.
  • Week 47 (November 19-25) – Sporting. Do you have a relative who was involved in sports?
  • Week 48 (November 26-December 2) – Thankful. November 26 is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Interpret the “thankful” theme however you’d like.

 

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December

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Week 49 (December 3-9) – Holidays

Week 50 (December 10-16) – Naughty

Week 51 (December 17-23) – Nice

Week 52 (December 24-31) – Resolution

 

December Optional Weekly Themes:

  • Week 49 (December 3-9) – Holidays. What ancestor do the holidays put you in mind of?
  • Week 50 (December 10-16) – Naughty. We all have an ancestor who probably received coal in their stocking.
  • Week 51 (December 17-23) – Nice. Define “nice” however you want to
  • Week 52 (December 24-31) – Resolution. A resolution can be something that you resolve to do. It can also be the end or conclusion of something. What ancestor do you resolve to find more about in 2016? What ancestor have you resolved conflicting evidence about?

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