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
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
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March’s 12 Ancestors in 12 Months writing prompt is Females.
For more than 12 years, I have written about hundreds of women in our combined family trees, many of them found in the pages of history books. In this post, I wanted to focus on everyday women—ten to them to be exact—who died in March. Although these women lived simpler lives than our more famous forebearers, their lives were important nonetheless, especially to those of us who proudly call them ”family.“
Categories: Cole-Marriner Line, Everyday People, Harwick-Bush Line, Noel-Ardinger Line, Spangler-Kenney Line, Watts-Stark Line, Williams-Stott Line
Tags: 52Ancestors, ancestry, biography, family history, family tree, genealogy, lineage, matriarch, women's history, writing challenge, writing prompt