12 Stories in 12 Months – 2016

Thank you to Amy Johnson Crow for offering up 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks for the past two years. I only participated in 2015, but I kept up with it all year long so I’m pretty pleased with myself..

However. . . . Is anyone else but me having withdrawal symptoms? I really enjoyed the rhythm of telling the story of an ancestor once a week. I decided I’d like to continue to keep to a schedule, but I am taking it down one notch to 12 Stories in 12 Months (mostly because I’ve already overwhelmed myself with all my new tech resolutions, which are keeping me very busy.)

I set my own parameters here and thought some kind of theme idea would be good so I decided that for each month of the year I would write about a story, event, happening, holiday, family move, school or anything else that tied in to an ancestor during that month. Realistically, just about anything would fit in here.

It’s been quite a while since I did any real research on the early descendants of Revolutionary War soldier John Stufflebean, patriarch of my husband’s family line. John died on 16 January 1844 in Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Illinois so this month’s Story (to be online on 6 January) will be taking a fresh look at his children and grandchildren. He has a lot of descendants out there!

If you like the idea of continuing to blog about your ancestors and, like me, are feeling a bit lot without 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, feel free to join me and post your own family’s 12 Stories in 12 Months.


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