52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Maternal Side, My Family Tree, Paternal Side

Week 50: Lines

It doesn’t take long for our ancestral lines to quickly multiply within our family trees. By the time I arrive at my great-great-grandparents I already have 16. I have a total of 61 surnames on my family tree, and I am sure there are just as many, if not more, unknown to me.

Sadly, there are some I know more than others. I tend to be more familiar with my paternal side than my maternal side as I didn’t do much research on my mom’s side as she always seemed to be upset with whatever information I found. Odd part was I didn’t even work on her dad’s side of the family because I know she wasn’t fond of him. But when I came home with information about my great-grandmother, I think that made her even more unhappy (as I’ve stated in past posts, like my Grandma Blair was to me, my mom was very fond of her maternal grandmother, Mildred Laura Dunbar, and to be clear, I loved her very much as well).

My goal in the coming year is to get to flesh out some of my family more. I’ll admit working on 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks does get me writing, but I’m a full-time working girl, it doesn’t give me a lot of time to actually research. I miss that. So, I’ve signed up, but I do not anticipate writing every week (but I’m happy that even though I didn’t get it published on the week it was due, I will have gotten all 52 prompts done this year).

Below is word art of my 61 surnames (or I hope I got them all), or my known ancestral lines. So much to learn. Always learning.

2 thoughts on “Week 50: Lines”

  1. I know the feeling… I’m glad I participated but I did not do as much research as I have in years past. There is only so much time in the day… I’d still like to participate so I am going to try and tie the posts to my research plans.

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    1. I am so glad I am not alone. I have enjoyed working on this and am determined to get all 52 weeks done before New Year’s Eve, but I think you hit the nail on the head – write about what you are doing. I was always having to do more research to help my story and often felt I didn’t do enough justice for my people. I see lengthier ones in the future that detail them in a better way.

      Wishing you all the best in the coming year – I look forward to continuing to read your posts!

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