Here is a challenge initiated by Amy Johnson Crow
At her website Amy Johnson Crow states:
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.”
As the holidays are over and we enter a new year, it is time for new beginnings. I think Amy’s suggestions for writing about ancestors are great inspirations to bring our genealogy a step further.
I joined this challenge and just received the first email from Amy with lots of interesting input to get the creativity flowing. As I plan to write a lot about genealogy anyway, I may not be doing the challenge every week.
Amy mentiones several ways to share your writing. If you would like to share your writing with the internet community, I am happy to publish it on this blog. While it is interesting for us to learn about the ancestor you have got a lot of information about, it might be writing about an ancestor that you don’t know much about that brings you the greatest rewards. Having the names published online and picked up by the search engines, might make connections you never knew about. One example is how I “met” my cousin Janet Swanson. You can read her story in Crossing oceans – bridging my heritage.
If you find this interesting, head on over to Amy Johnson Crow’s blog and join the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.