This month’s writing challenge, as offered by genealogist Amy Johnson Crow, is Conflict. Over the course of human history, conflict has abounded.
Our collective family has its own share of conflict. For nearly a dozen years, I have documented many of these family conflicts, some big and some small. Here are my top 20 “all-time favorite” family conflict posts:
Categories: Caimi-Culatina Line, Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, Taylor-Thomas Line, This Is My Life, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: 52Ancestors, American history, ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, growing up, lineage, my life, women's history, writing challenge, writing prompt
This month’s 12 Ancestors in 12 Months writing challenge, “Social,” proved to be more difficult for me than one would anticipate. Seriously, how hard can “social” be? Everyone socializes at least once in their lifetime, right!? However, with our ancestors, I know more about their lives on paper than about them as people. After several days of wracking my brain and pounding my head, I realized that I was overthinking the May writing prompt.
Once I paused and took a breath, instead of looking to the distant past for inspiration, I began to reflect on my own social events; times when my family and I gathered from near and far to celebrate milestones and each other. Here is one of the more memorable “social” occasions of my life…
The theme of this month’s 12 Ancestors in 12 Months writing challenge is “Check It Out!”, something uttered regularly by family historians with each new find, myself included. With each new “discovery”, I regale loved ones and strangers alike with what I learned, whether they care or not. 🙂
So what makes this discovery any different than the hundreds of others I have made already? Why should you “check it out”? Let’s find out…
My genealogical research has uncovered dozens of ancestors who devoted themselves to God, so many that I began a series of posts titled Doing God’s Work: Our Families’ Faithful. This is the eleventh installment.
In the previous post of this series, I presented brief biographies of three direct ancestors who were monks. Yes, you read right… monks.
Categories: Famous Faces and Places, Our Families' Faithful, Watts-Stark Line
Tags: 12Ancestors12Months, 52Ancestors, ancestry, biography, British history, English history, family history, genealogy, lineage