52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

You've worked hard on your genealogy. You've made some fantastic discoveries. But what do you actually do with it? Those discoveries don't do much good just sitting in your file cabinet or on your computer. That's where 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks comes in.


Generations Cafe Podcast, Episode 39

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Yes, I'm doing this again in 2024!

There are two common problems that I hear from people: They don't like the prospect of writing a book or they don't know what to write about/share with others. 

That's why I came up with 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.

What Is 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks?

It's a series of weekly prompts to get you to think about an ancestor and share something about them. The guesswork of "who should I write about" is taken care of. 

How to Participate in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks?

You can blog, post on your favorite social media, send an email to your cousins -- whatever you want to do to share something about that ancestor. The point is to get you to take that knowledge that you have and the discoveries that you've made and get them out of the filing cabinet/computer/pile of papers and do something with it. How you share it is up to you. 

(If you do post something on social media, please feel free to use the #52Ancestors hashtag!)

Do I Actually Have to Write Something?

Not if you don't want to! You could share a photo, make a video, record yourself talking. The point is to do something.

Does It Have to Be an Ancestor?

No. You could write about a collateral relative or even yourself. (Remember, you're part of your family history, too!) The prompts are designed to be flexible and open to your own interpretation. There isn't a "52 Ancestors Police" who is going to be watching over you. 

How Much Does It Cost?

Nothing. It's free. 

How Can I Get the Prompts?

Just click the button below to sign up.

Make this year the year you do something with your genealogy!

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a Genealogy Writing Challenge
Posted: December 26, 2019.

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