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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge

March 31, 2014 by Pamela M. McMurray



Yggdrasil, the World Ash in Norse mythology. From Northern Antiquities, an English translation of the Prose Edda from 1847. Painted by Oluf Olufsen Bagge

Yggdrasil, the World Ash in Norse mythology. From Northern Antiquities, an English translation of the Prose Edda from 1847. Painted by Oluf Olufsen Bagge.

I first read about this challenge in a new blog that I found through GeneaBloggers, called GenealogyRules. I had not heard about this challenge, so of course Googled it, like any addicted genealogist would do. Turns out it was a challenge from’s Amy Johnson Crow on one of her blog posts. Of course, I am late to the party, since it is March, not Jan. 1- always seem to be running late to everything- but liked the idea. I think I have posted every week since I got the technical part of the blog going, but often multiple posts about the same ancestor; this will up my game to introduce at least one new ancestor per week.

Of course, I had to follow the link in Amy’s post to No Story Too Small, where her Mar 29 2014 post ends with, “Any story you capture — however you capture it — is more than what you had before.” Oh my, how profound! That really fits well with our short-attention-span-theater younger folks, plus us busy older folks who just have so much going on in life. Telling a person’s life story in only a paragraph or two is painful to me, as it seems they should have so much more. Sometimes, though, all you may know about the person fits into a paragraph or two and that is it. So I will try to write more often about those folks. I like how some bloggers also include what they plan to research next- I do have to remind myself that I will NEVER know it all about a person who is long gone, but I should get that information down somewhere for others to see.


Check back tomorrow for who we are going to introduce you to this week- he has been an obsession of mine to research for many, many years!


Notes, Sources, and References:

1) Yggdrasil, the World Ash, from old Norse mythology, is “a central cosmic tree whose roots and branches extend to various worlds. Various creatures live on it.” per Wikipedia: Image public domain. Thank you, dear son, for being interested as a young teen in the Vikings and their mythology- it is something I may not have read about otherwise.

2) Click above links to access the blogs discussed.


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