Thank you to everyone that participated in the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History series. I really enjoyed reading all the different posts about your past experiences. I hope you found value in it as well. Your descendants will thank you for sharing the history of your lives.
In December of 2011 I almost gave up on the blog topic series streak. I was simply out of ideas. I had written three years' worth of individual genealogy blog ideas, plus a set of society ideas and another set of professional genealogy blog topics. I was tired.
Then I got one of those cartoon light bulbs over my head. What if we did a series of genealogy things we were grateful for? I began writing a list in the car one day while my son waited for trains.
The result is 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy (credit Thomas MacEntee for the title which was better than mine).
We live in such an exciting time to pursue genealogy. There are so many resources available to us. We have a wonderful social community, educational opportunities and conference events.
I chose this series theme to help us remain aware of all we have. At the same time, we can share our experiences and resources with others. We can even give thanks and shine a spotlight on those dedicated volunteers who preserve our heritage.
Have fun with this one. There is no rule that says you have to do all 52 weeks. I encourage you to adapt these prompts to fit your life experience.
So let's get out there and find some family history!