Tuesday, December 30, 2014

#52Ancestors (52) The Big Bad 2014 Challenge Wrap-Up

 

One year ago, I embarked upon the 52 Ancestors Challenge. The challenge was proposed by +Amy Johnson Crow as a way to revisit, re-research and remember your ancestors. I organized my posts mostly by alphabet and did a pretty good job of posting once a week through the year.

The Most Viewed Post was: (33) John Joseph McBride: A Victim of Proofreading followed by (22) Benjamin Joslin: An 1836 Death By Poisoning?.

Clearly, you readers went for the sensationalism!

The Least Viewed Post was: (43) John Patrick Riley

What?! No love for my Irish ancestors?

The Most Commented Upon Post was: (9) Peter Countryman: Dead and In Debt

I was pretty proud of that post :)

I was grateful to complete the challenge. Mostly, it was an opportunity to revisit ancestors and research I completed long ago. It helped me to see many of them in a fresh light and determine my next steps. Most of my brick walls are still brick walls, but to refresh my memory and consider new paths of exploration is immensely helpful moving forward.

Thank you to all who have read my posts. Congratulations to all of you who completed the challenge, in full or in part. Good luck to those of you who journey on to next year's challenge! And Happy New Year!

Here is my list of post subjects and a link to each post.


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Recap 2014

2 comments:

  1. Sally, congratulations on completing the challenge! Great way to finish up, with links to all the posts.

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