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Are you participating in "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" this year?

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Each year GeneaBloggers around the world participate in a number of Memes, Themes and Daily Blogging Prompts for the benefit of their readers and themselves. I am one of them. I hope you are, as well. If you are not, I encourage you to consider participating.

This year, at the suggestion of Amy Johnson Crow on her No Story Too Small blog, many of us have accepted the challenge to create one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. This could be a story, a biography, a photograph or an outline of a research problem, as examples. This theme is especially nice because each us participating can do with it what works for us.

I have chosen to publish my "52 Ancestors" blog post each week on Tuesday. Others do it on other days. I have chosen to select ancestors systematically as a reminder to myself to update my postings related to that ancestor on WikiTree each week. For me, it sort of forces me to look at and update some little piece of my family history research that I probably wouldn't otherwise do, each week. By committing to the weekly post, I'm also committing to a research up-date. Sometimes, it also creates an item for my ongoing To Do List, as well. Do you think you would find this useful?

There is still plenty of time in the year to get started. You could actually start this week. I used my software program (Reunion, in my case, on my Mac) and printed out an "Ancestor Name (Ahnentafel) List." This numbers each of your direct ancestors back as far as you have them. It is a very useful report, by the way, to help you see who you are missing in your research. I started my year with my 8 great-grandparents, taking them one by one. Check this link to see what I have done, so far.

I hope each of you will join me in this interesting venture! ;-)

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I hope you will also subscribe to my series, above or below, as well, if you have not done so already, leave a comment, and share this article with others. You might also enjoy my blogs: Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories, Dr. Bills Book Bazaar and The Homeplace Saga. Visit my articles/lenses at: Dr. Bill Tells Exciting Stories. Also see The Heritage Tourist at The In-Depth Genealogist. My new series of historical fiction short stories based on my own family history research can be found at this link.

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