Two Blind Aunts

This week prompt for 52 ancestors is "Maiden Aunt." My 7th great-grandfather, John Adams of County Antrim, Ireland, had five daughters. In birth order, they were Mary (my 6th great-grandmother), Elizabeth, Ann, Martha, and Jane. Mary married James Bones, Elizabeth married James Brown, and Jane married William Staveley. Ann and Martha never married and family … Continue reading Two Blind Aunts

A Start

Recently, I've had to scale way back on how much time I spend doing genealogy. This has been bittersweet: I'm grateful for this new chapter of my life, but I miss the hours looking for records and stories and connections. Amid some smaller projects, I came across Amy Johnson Crow's 52 Weeks of Ancestors. As … Continue reading A Start