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52 Ancestors: Week #15: How do you spell that?

The prompt for Week #15 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT? What ancestor do you imagine was frequently asked that? Which ancestor did you have a hard time finding because of an unusual name? … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: Week #13 of 52 – Preston Denton, 1811-1860

The prompt for Week #13 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is DIFFERENT: What ancestor seems to be your polar opposite? Preston Denton, 1811-1860, my 3x great grandfather I had trouble deciding who to write about this week, since so … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #12 of 52 – The Baxter Sisters: Daisy, Minnie, and Leona

The prompt for Week #12 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is SAME. What ancestor is a lot like you? What ancestor do you have a lot in common? Same name? Same home town? I would change this topic a … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #11 of 52 – James Baxter, Sr., 1769-1828

The prompt for Week #11 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is LUCK OF THE IRISH. Do you have a favorite Irish ancestor? James Baxter, Sr. (1769-1828) is my maternal 4x great grandfather, born 6 June 1769, possibly in County Tyrone, … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #10 of 52 – Alonzo Hayden Hayes Baxter, 1845-1930

The prompt for Week #10 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is STORMY WEATHER: What ancestor endured a particularly severe storm? Alonzo Hayden Hayes Baxter, my maternal 2x great grandfather, is the ancestor who immediately came to mind when I … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #9 of 52 – Margarite Mae Witzke Denton Lovelace, 1899-1966

The prompt for week #9 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is CLOSE TO HOME, as in Which ancestor is the closest to where you live? Who has a story that hits “close to home”? What Monica McGoldrick says in … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors: #8 of 52 – Hannah Stone Campbell, c.1800 – c.1870

The prompt for Week #8 of the 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks Challenge is GOOD DEEDS, as in an ancestor found through land deed records. I’m also going to expand this theme a bit and further define GOOD DEEDS as a good genealogy deed, … Continue reading

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