Week 3 of my 52 Ancestors in 2017 challenge is posted. This week I am spotlighting Roberto Petrini, also known as Umberto Alberto Petrini. You can read his story here.
You can learn more about my 52 Ancestors in 2017 challenge here.
Week 2 of 52 Ancestors in 2017 has been posted. This week I am highlighting one of my great-great grandmother, Maria Eufrosina Pineschi Petrini. You can read about Eufrosina here on my PETRINI blog.
To learn more about my 52 Ancestor in 2017 challenge check out this blog post.
I have been very inconsistent in blogging about my genealogy research, and have done nothing about writing my stories down and sharing them, so I have decided that 2017 will be the year I will do something about that! One way I will work towards this goal is to participate in a 52 Weeks challenge.
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is a challenge created by Amy Crowe Johnson in 2014 to motivate her to blog about her research. Her ‘rules’ were very simple — blog about a specific ancestor each week! It doesn’t have to be a research thesis; 3 or 4 sentences that summarize what you know about the person is good enough!
If you want more details, you can refer to Amy’s blog here, or visit the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks blog post on the Family Search site.
This is a 3 year old challenge and I’ve thought about participating in the past, but I’ve just never done it for various reasons…’it is the middle of the year’…’I don’t know where to start’…’I don’t have a blog’…..
well, you get the idea! But I am going to make a real effort to blog more this year. And the help me keep my focus, I am keeping my rules very flexible.
One more minor detail is WHERE I plan to post. Because I have individual blogs for several of my family lines, if the person I blog about belongs to one of those lines, I will post on the blog for that line. If not, I will post here, with the option to move the post someday when I set up a blog for that line. And no matter where I post, I will post a small reminder on this blog to go look for the post. I will also keep and index post here, linking the blog posts by week. And I will tag the relevant posts with ’52 Weeks’.
Ok, I think I’m all set! How about you? Are you doing anything to record the history you’ve learned about your ancestors? If you are doing anything like the 52 week challenge, feel free to include a link to your blog in the comments and I’ll come read it.
Happy New Year and happy ancestor hunting!
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I have been researching my family history for almost 20 years. Some of the main surnames in my research include DEBEE, FRERICHS, HAHNENKAMP, HIXON, HOLTON, JANCO, KOLK, PETRINI, POYNTER, STRIEBEL and WEISS. Contact me if you think you are related!
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