Friday, January 10, 2014

52 Ancestors: #2 Fred Belair

Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small has issued herself and her readers a challenge for 2014. It’s called “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks”, and as Amy explains, the challenge is to “have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor”.

For the 2nd week of this challenge, I’ve chosen to spotlight my paternal grandfather Fred, my beloved Pépère. I’ve written a few articles about him since I started blogging in 2012, so I’ve rounded up all 17 posts in which he is the focus or in which he is mentioned. Here they are, shown in chronological order, from the first one in August 2012 to the latest one in December 2013.

Fred Belair on his 100th birthday in 1989
Fred Belair surrounded by his children on his 100th birthday, 1989


August 27 – Amanuensis Monday: Fred Belair’s Postcard 

September 5 – Wordless Wednesday: Belair family on a summer day 

October 28 – Sentimental Sunday: Fred and Julie Belair 

November 3 – Sepia Saturday: 3 November 2012 

November 13 – Tombstone Tuesday: Fred and Julie Belair 

November 21 – Wordless Wednesday: Belair Gathering 197

December 12 – 12 Genealogical Mysteries I’d Like to Solve 

December 18 – In Memoriam: Fred Belair 


January 14 – Matrilineal Monday: Fred Belair 

January 20 – Sunday’s Obituary: Fred Belair 

February 22 – Ottawa City Directories 

March 4 – Amanuensis Monday: In the Matter of … 

June 19 – Workday Wednesday: Fred Belair, Michigan Bound 

June 22 – Lives Well Lived: My Longest-Lived Ancestors 

September 4 – Ottawa’s Parliament Hill – Who Owned It? 

October 4 – Friday Photo: Father and Children 

December 1 – Church Record Sunday: Fred Belair’s Baptism Record 

Copyright © 2014, Yvonne Demoskoff.

1 comment:

  1. Super fun! I'm working on a post for this as well. I'm thinking by the year's end, it will be awesome to share with other living relatives, a quick little short highlight about relatives they may never even knew existed. In some cases.