#52Ancestors Week 51 ‘Winter’

Welcome to Week 51 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week’s prompt is ‘Winter’.

Dark nights, dark mornings and cold weather, yes Winter is definitely here.


What can we do to occupy us through these cold dark nights?

There is nothing better than sitting in a nice warm room, maybe by an open fire and carrying out some “treeing” in the comfort of your armchair.


Maybe sort out some old notes, maybe make a plan of action, or even consider pouring over old photos and naming them. Why not update your files and backups, try again to knock down that elusive brick wall, long dark winter nights are an ideal time to tackle all these jobs.


Don’t put off today what can be done in the warmth of your home. Spring is the time to get out and about and visit the graveyards, winter is the time to consolidate what you know and plan your future research.

So why not draw up a plan of action to take you through the long winters nights. Consider doing a DNA test, maybe set up a one-name study even. Consider even taking a family history course in your local area.

There are lots of productive ways to grow your tree, don’t let winter spoil your fun!

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2 thoughts on “#52Ancestors Week 51 ‘Winter’

    1. The more that you can talk to your grandparents the better and if you can record or write down their stories so that you have them preserved forever. Encourage them if they can to do that, especially if you get together over Christmas. Talking about old photographs is always a good prompt as well.

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