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I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge in 52 Weeks challenge. This is a collection of articles I’ve written for each week’s theme.
I’ve divided them by locality. You can thumb through them and read whichever ones catch your interest. Of course, I’d have no problem if you read them all.
Irish, Welsh, and English Roots (Migration to San Francisco and Oakland)
Finding the Jackson House
Give Me a Fresh Start on Harry Jackson
John and Mary Jane, I Hardly Know You
Killed in a Wind Storm
My Grandma Helped the Homeless
My Grandma Shellabarger was a Single Parent
No Name on the Tombstone
Step on the Gas
What Harry Jackson did that Estranged Him from His Daughters
Will I Find Martin Kelly’s Will?
Azorean Roots (Migration to Hawaii, California, and Massachusetts)
24 Miles was a Journey
The Curious Spelling of Jozimas
Goncalo Vaz Botelho: Descendant of a King
The Longest Migration
My Azorean Ancestor was a Soldier
My Favorite Photograph
My Heart Belongs to Antonio Medeiros Cordeiro
My Mom was the First to Graduate
Rosa Boteilho was a Tough Woman
French Roots (Migration to San Francisco and Oakland)
Charles Mazeres and His Laundries
Grandma Moved after Grandpa Died
John Breil: Born Near My Birthday
Marie Lassalle’s Long Life
We’re All Short