The Great Plains

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 14: Great Week 14 should be great... because that's the theme! It could be someone many generations back (like a great-great-great-great-great-grandfather), an ancestor who did something "great," or someone who was great in some other way. (And remember -- there is no "wrong" way to interpret a theme.… Continue reading The Great Plains

The Harmonious Hardings

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 13 PROMPT: Any musicians in the family? How about someone who loved music and dancing? What about someone who makes you think of a song?  Reginald Harding I am a professional musician. My parents are both musicians. But even before that, members of my mother's paternal line--the Hardings—were… Continue reading The Harmonious Hardings

Living with Loss

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 12: Loss PROMPT: Loss is universal. There are many ways to explore this theme, whether it's the loss of a loved one, a livelihood, freedom. You could take a research-based angle on it and talk about the loss of records where your ancestors lived.  John Wallace Cathcart II… Continue reading Living with Loss