If you are new to the 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks Challenge, be sure to check out Amy Johnson Crow's website for more information. Here's the link: https://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ Week 9: At the Courthouse What neat discoveries have you made at the courthouse? Or, do you have an ancestor who spent a lot of time at the courthouse, either as an official or as someone who ran afoul of the law? I didn't actually have to go to the courthouse to find this map. Luckily, I was able to pull it up after doing a search on FamilySearch.org. Specifically, I was reviewing through a court case regarding a property boundary dispute between Charles E. Mallett and Clifford Simpson of Craven County, NC when I came across it. Simpson and Mallett resided in Riverdale, NC, the hometown of my 3rd great grandfather Mortimer Mitchell. Now I have an even clearer understanding of what Mortimer's neighborhood was like. Mortimer Mitchell's land was locate
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Harold and Ethel Murrell If you are new to the 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks Challenge, be sure to check out Amy Johnson Crow's website for more information. Here's the link: https://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ I was sorting through more photographs that I inherited from my dad today. This one's really special because it's another view from my paternal grandparents' wedding day. If you missed their other portrait, here's the link: Wordless Wednesday: My Paternal Grandparents Wedding Photo . Harold and Ethel's marriage license revealed a very cool surprise. You can read about that here .
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Pictured from left to right: Rosa Jones, Ophelia Bryant, Mary Horton, Brenda Murrell, Andrea Kelleher and my kids Noah and Alyssa. I am still playing catch up on the 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks Challenge. If you are new to it, be sure to check out Amy Johnson Crow's website for more information. Here's the link: https://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ Week 7: Love Valentine's Day is this week, but that doesn't mean you have to focus on romantic love. Besides the ancestral love stories, you could share an ancestor who you love to research. Are there any "love" names in the family tree, like Lovie or Valentine? (Come to think of it, "Amy" is based in Latin meaning "beloved"... ) I decided to take this week's prompt and put my own spin on it. I created a piece of art using family photos and an image I found online at Pixabay and I absolutely love the result. I used the online photo editor PicMonkey to make t