52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 6

So I’m even farther behind than before, loss in my personal life has put me in a bit of a depression but I’m determined to finish this on time (goals, it’s all about goals, right?).

Week 6: My Favorite Name

So the prompt for Week 6 was my favorite name, and when I began looking into my ancestor’s favorite name I began looking really hard for some glamorous name, but nothing was saying “pick me, pick me”.

But then I realized I was looking too hard, that my favorite ancestor name was so obvious, I can’t believe it didn’t jump up off the screen: George Washington Morgart.

George was my great-great-grandfather on my father’s mothers side of the family. His name I love because I am a girl who was born on George Washington’s birthday, so ever since I can remember he has been my hero, so when I learned I had a great-great grandfather named after him, I was ticked pink.

From reading his obituary he seemed to be a truly nice and respected member of the community:


I’m still in the early stages of my search and at this time do not have as much information about George that I wish.  But as I find out information about him, I’ll update this post.

If you would like to participate in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks genealogy challenge, just click on the link, I’m sure you can just pick up and do the second half of the year.

Here are the prompts for this past February:



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