52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

Hello 2018!  As we begin a new year, I have decided to accept the challenge of posting about 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  I am both extremely excited and quite nervous all at the same time.  For me, that kind of commitment is a pretty big undertaking.

As an amateur genealogist and a professional-grade procrastinator, I NEED a catalyst to push me into documenting my genealogy research.  While I have the best of intentions on creating a keepsake book of my family research, the realist in me knows that is never going to happen.  As an adult with un-medicated ADD, I need a deadline to push me into productivity.  I can only focus on small tasks at hand and even then, I know I will get distracted.  But, oh, how I love a challenge… and a deadline.

The challenge is to post something, anything really, about one ancestor each week of this year.  Whether it is an interesting picture I have run across, a short story about a newly found relative, an exciting DNA discovery, or just my thoughts on why I can’t break through my brick walls, I will try to post something each week.  I hope that I might even coerce a relative or two to be “guest writers” for me to fill in on the weeks that I just can’t muster up a post.  Anything that I document and post is better than nothing, right?  I know that it won’t be perfect, it won’t be complete, but it will be done.  And that, my friend, is progress!

As part of the challenge, I will be using weekly prompts from Amy Johnson Crow as inspiration.  Amy provides a weekly email that offers suggestions on the topic of the week.  It is free and you can sign up here if you are interested in joining along.  I look forward to reading other #52ancestors stories.

Wish me luck!


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