Monday, January 8, 2018

#52Ancestors Favorite Photo

Choosing just one favorite photo is tough!

This is a photo I snapped of my sons (who are now young men) in front of the gravestone of their 4x great-grandparents, Wright and Sally (Joslin) Spencer. Sally died in 1895 and Wright in 1899.

Wright Spencer was the guy who started it all for me. Taking my sons to "meet" him didn't mean much to them but it did to me. I'm so glad I have this photo!

Wright and Sally are maternal ancestors, and are buried in Rowley Cemetery in Locke Township, Ingham County, Michigan.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

#52Ancestors 2018 Version: Start

Happy New Year!

I have decided to start the 52 Ancestors challenge by Amy Johnson Crow.

The first prompt is start. Just blogging again is a big start. Sadly, I only managed 5 posts last year. While I have been researching all along, I found that my real life was getting more challenging. I anticipate 2018 will be even more so. Getting back to blogging will be a fresh start for me, and a way to retreat from the real world (in a good way!).

I do maintain a website of my ancestors here at

I also completed a 52 Ancestors Challenge in 2014. Here's the wrapup.

I'm not sure how I will approach this version, but mulling it around in my head is a good start! Thanks for following along and I'll see many of you out there. Cheers!