So I have been following along with the 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy challenge on the Geneabloggers Facebook page. I have not been blogging about my week-to-week challenges, although I may start. Not all of them have to do with Vermont genealogy, but they are definitely worthy of filling in blog-space.
Anyways, this weeks challenge is to create our own challenge and share it with our readers. So my challenge to myself and you is to take a look at the Vermont in the Civil War website. While you are there, search for your own Civil War ancestor, take a look at the information posted about other veterans, and read the histories published to the site. I also want to recommend that you take a look at the "what happened on this day" page to see what was taking place on this date in Civil War history.
I have two Civil War ancestors in my genealogy. On my mother's side is my 3rd great-grandfather, George Andrew Holcomb, who was a part of the Vermont 1th Infantry. On my father's side is my 2nd great-grandfather, Edward Balaw, who was a part of the 9th Vermont Infantry.
Once you have competed this challenge, feel free to post about it on your blog. Leave a comment here to the link! :)
A special thank you to Amy Coffin of We Tree for the weekly 52 Weeks to Genealogy prompts, and to Genealbloggers for providing the weekly prompts!
Grave site of my 2nd great-grandfather, Private Edward Balaw and his wife, Mary King.
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