This week's prompt for the 52 ancestors challenge is "Valentine". How fitting for the week of February 14. Let's see what we have here. I don't have any Valentine or Valentina in my family tree. Really! I double checked. So I went for the date. February 14 - what happened on my family tree? And … Continue reading 52 ancestors – what’s with this Valentine?
This week's prompt is really interesting as in last week's genchatDE (the German version of the genchat) we had a discussion on names. How it is not helpful when ancestors carry the same names in different variations. Like Sophia Maria or Maria Sophia or just Sophia or Maria. So many of my ancestors and family … Continue reading 52 ancestors – the favourite name
I have some catching up to do - I am one week behind. Week number 5 was all about "In the census". And I thought a lot what to write about. I do have an interesting story of name changes of my Koppetsch family throughout the US censuses, but I would rather like to share … Continue reading In the census – 52 ancestors in 52 weeks
It is time for a new ancestor score. Since I started it, I am hooked 🙂 You see there is not really a lot of "improvement" from last year. Although I was able to add 2 direct ancestors in my 6th and in my 7th generation, I had to remove two direct ancestors in my … Continue reading My ancestor score February 2018
It is time for week 4 of our "52 ancestors challenge". The prompt for this week is "invite to dinner" and I immediately knew what I wanted to write about. This is a letter from my grandmother which I found some time back while going through a box I brought back with me from the … Continue reading Invite to dinner – #52ancestors – the perfect red cabbage