Episode 68: 52 Weeks of Ancestors with Amy Johnson Crow

Have you ever wished you had time to write your family history? My guest today has a way of encouraging you to tell your family story in manageable bites. It’s her popular 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks program. She supplies the prompts and you write, blog, scrapbook, or Instagram something about an ancestor each week. There’s no pressure to participate every week. I guarantee at the end of the year you’ll have made progress on that family history. 

On this podcast, Amy and I talk about her 52 Weeks Program and how she got started.

We also chat monthly on our Heritage and History FB Live about what’s happening in the field or in the news.  

Here’s the thing. You can use Amy Johnson Crow’s system to work on your pictures too. Pick a photo related to her theme and dig into the story of that picture. You can do it. I’m happy to help.

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About My Guest:

Amy holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University. She has held a Certified Genealogist® credential since 1995. Amy has worked at Ancestry.com, served as the series editor for the National Genealogical Society Guides, published by Rutledge Hill Press, and was the co-author of Online Roots in that series.

Amy is the author of 31 Days to Better Genealogy, a resource guide filled with practical tips you can put into practice right away, as well as more than 40 articles in various genealogical publications. She has presented at genealogy’s top events, including RootsTech.

Amy has never turned down an offer to go visit a cemetery.

Watch my Photo Detective Facebook page for announcements about our Heritage and History FB Live. 

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London and Canada.  She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira).  She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for MyHeritage.com, an internationally known family history website and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles and online columns for such media as Smithsonian.com. Learn more at Maureentaylor.com

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