52 Ancestors in 52 weeks: Week #1 – Beginnings
Genealogy is not just a compilation of dates, not a listing of surnames, it is simply His-Story/Her-Story. As Amy Cross says no story is too small. This year, I will make every effort to tell the ancestor’s story using genealogical data, pictures, family lore, oral history and genealogy software. Through this discovery process, I will focus on 52 ancestors in 52 weeks from the danish west indies to Coastal Georgia including both maternal and paternal lineage.
Beginning with my paternal Coastal Georgia ancestor – John Matthews
John Matthews is #8 on my Ancestor Name List and is my great-grandfather. I am descended through:
* his son, #4 Charlie Matthews (1896-1941)
* his son, #2 Charles Matthews my dad who lives in Georgia, USA