Allis-Chalmers, family history, History

Week 3: Favorite Photo

We're on week 3 of 52 for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, and tonight's post is about my favorite photo. My family has a long tradition of farming. My Great-Great-Grandpa Johann Frederick came to America from Prussia in 1869 and settled on 80 acres of land in Sugar Island, Wisconsin. He farmed… Continue reading Week 3: Favorite Photo

family history, History

Week 2: Favorite Find

We are on to week two of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge. The prompt for this week is our favorite find in our research. Wow, what a tough one because there are so many! Don't get me wrong, I enjoy finding the vital records of my ancestors. They are the pieces that… Continue reading Week 2: Favorite Find

family history

Week 1: Foundations

I learned about this fun activity that Amy Johnson Crow of Generations Connection puts on each year called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. It's a series of writing prompts that help family historians, like myself, to write and share our ancestors' stories. I joined Crow's Facebook group Generations Cafe by an invitation from a cousin… Continue reading Week 1: Foundations