Last year I stumbled upon the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge and made an attempt to complete the challenge. I won’t say that I failed to complete the challenge, even though I didn’t post for all 52 weeks but I did enjoy what posts I did complete. My goal was to get as many of my spousal unit’s ancestors out in the public eye as possible. And even though the 2014 challenge has ended, I’m still not giving up because…
There’s a 2015 Edition of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks!
Oh yes, I get a second chance to complete this challenge and I’m pumped. A little late getting started obviously but better late than never! So I’m going to do my best to catch up to the current post while still doing justice to my post subjects. And what better place to start than where I left off in 2014?! My last 52 Ancestors post in 2014 was on the spousal unit’s second great-grandfather, Joseph Victor Bowlby. So that’s the point I’ll continue from with the 2015 challenge.
There’s been the addition of monthly themes to the 2015 challenge but the themes are optional. I’m going to try and just continue along my theme of highlighting my husband’s family. To quote a favorite of my father: “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more…” (http://www.enotes.com/topics/henry-5/etext#etext-dramatis-personae). So we’re going to channel our inner Doughboy and dig into those genealogical trenches and try to complete the 2015 Edition of 52 Ancestors! Who’s with me!
British soldier keeping watch in a French trench at the Battle of the Somme
United Kingdom Government Photo, Public Domain