When I first received an old box of family documents from my mother relating to her Watson family from Holy Island in Northumberland, it included
52 Ancestors in 52 weeks
Over the course of 2022, I am planning to highlight the stories of one ancestor each week. Over the last couple of years I have collected many documents, photographs and newspaper articles involving an ancestor, and see this challenge as an excellent way to bring some of this material to life. Since doing an Ancestry DNA test, I regularly get notified of new cousins as DNA matches, and in the course of investigating their connections to the more than 1000 relatives already included in the WatsonRoots tree, I discover some inspiring, powerful, sometimes tragic and occasionally rather odd adventures of my relatives. This challenge was created by Amy Johnson Crow some years back, and may or may not be happening in 2022. Even if its not an official challenge, I liked the idea so much, I decided to give it a shot myself!