52Ancestors – Week 3

“Out of Place” This week’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” prompt is to write about an ancestor who was “Out of Place.” While this could mean different things to many people, I’m choosing to interpret this as “not where I thought I’d find him,” hence, he’s out of place. John Center was born circa 1793 …

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52 Ancestors Week 2:

“Favorite Photo” If you’re like me, you have many favorite photos taken over the years that instantly take you back to the moment the photo was captured. One of my favorites is a photo taken in 1992 of my maternal grandmother, my mother, me, and my children. This four-generation photo speaks to me of the …

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

I’d most like to meet my third great-grandfather, James Leonard, who was born in about 1769-1770 in South Carolina and died before 5 January 1855 in Cherokee County, Georgia. Grandpa James is one of my brick wall ancestors who continues to elude my research efforts.

Dear Zoe, Part 2

Who was Zoe Davenport or “Dear Zoe” that she traveled the width of Washington Territory from Colfax to the coast in the mid-1880s to go salmon fishing and listen to the Spanish Fandango?

Dear Zoe, Part 1

“What’s in a name?” Those words, lyrically queried by Shakespeare’s Juliet to Romeo, suggest that a name is a label and nothing more. The person, not the name, is who we love, who we honor, or who we remember.