52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

As they always say, “Better late than never.” I’ve seen the “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” challenge across the genealogy blogger community during the past few months and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to carve out time to do it. Than I thought that since it was only once a week and I know it will probably help open up some research paths or even connect to new cousins, I decided to do it. I’m starting a bit late here in February, but I plan to go all 52 weeks.

I will talk about ancestors on both sides of my children’s trees, so my ancestors and my wife’s ancestors since I research both lines. I will also use this post as an index of each of the 52 ancestors, so you can always check back here to see a complete list as the year goes on.

  1. Week #1: Charles Van Price
  2. Week #2: Frederick Moran
  3. Week #3: Augusta (Luedtke) Last
  4. Week #4: William J Dakins
  5. Week #5: Ignatz Szulta
  6. Week #6: Robert Moran
  7. Week #7: Joseph Troka
  8. Week #8: Anna (Huizel) Collins
  9. Week #9: William Henry Thompson
  10. Week #10: George Washington Shannon
  11. Week #11: Minnie Thielke
  12. Week #12: Alexander Felix Banach
  13. Week #13: Maria (Klegin) Braatz
  14. Week #14: James A Collins
  15. Week #15: Jean Joseph Desire DeBroux
  16. Week #16: Emma Lucretia (Douglas) Lant
  17. Week #17: William Corrigan
  18. Week #18: Peyton Wey
  19. Week #19: Herman Rathke
  20. Week #20: Susan (Skinner) Warner
  21. Week #21: Anna (Lindner) Zalewski
  22. Week #22: Georg Heinrich Stiern
  23. Week #23: Gustave Gyrion
  24. Week #24: Marie DesAnges (Manseau) St. Louis
  25. Week #25: Henry Lint
  26. Week #26: Ida (Schanvandie) Muhm
  27. Week #27: Nathaniel Shannon
  28. Week #28: Henry Peter Thielke
  29. Week #29: Carey Toney
  30. Week #30: Jean Baptiste Laurent
  31. Week #31: Frank J Zalewski, Sr
  32. Week #32: Michael Troka
About Brian Zalewski

I started genealogy research about mid-1999. My grandfather had passed away in April of that year. Since then I’ve done a lot of research not only for myself, but for friends and other relatives. In 2006, I married the love of my life, Darcy, and welcomed the birth of our daughter, Aerissa Jean, in 2010 and our son, Xander Lee, in 2012. I can’t wait to tell them stories about all of their ancestors.

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