52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge – 4 Month Update

I first read about 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge from reading the blog, Uncovering Roots, Extending Branches last year.  The idea behind this challenge is that you will receive email prompts, a word or phrase, every week, and you find something about your research or family history to write about.  The first thing I…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 17 – At Worship

When I saw this week’s prompt, ‘At Worship’, I didn’t know what I would write about.  Church has always been an important part of my life and my family.  I could easily write about the two churches of my youth, St. Paul AME Church and Morning Star Baptist Church.  I could write about finding my…

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 14 – Brick Wall

From the very beginning, I always thought of my research as a challenge for many reasons.  My family had no real oral history that I could start with.  All of my grandparents were deceased.  I lived in the south, and because of the Civil War, many records from the 19th century had been destroyed.  But…