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
  33. Week #33: Rosina Winslow (Arnold) Shannon
  34. Week #34: Jacob Zalewski
  35. Week #35: Lyman Eugene Whipple
  36. Week #36: Johann Peter Firmenich
  37. Week #37: Michael John Corrigan
  38. Week #38: Adrien Francois