Family History Through the Alphabet – A is for …

Last week I announced the idea of the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, and got positive feedback, from a number who wish to participate … so now it begins.

Without repeating the whole of the original post, which you can read here … we’re looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or Twitterers (hmm, should that be Tweeters?) to join in us in taking the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge.

It’s not hard, you just need to use the current letter for the week (as we’re starting at the beginning – this week’s letter is A), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about.

For instance, for letter A you may want to mention something about a great aunt of  yours, or an article that was in a magazine or newspaper, or have an adoption in your family. You may even like to mention a website, book or society that has really helped you along the way … anyway I think you get the idea.

For those that are blogging, I’ll be compiling a list of each letters posts – which I’ll add under this entry. If I happen to have missed anyone’s please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Particularly for bloggers coming up with a topic, and sitting down and doing each week can be a challenge, so please don’t feel that you have to participate in EVERY letter if you don’t want to.

If anyone has any queries, please feel free to write to me at alona@gould.com.au.

So lets get this Challenge started!!
Tell us what ‘A is for’ in your family history …

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Below are the contributions from the geneablogger community, alphabetical by the name of the blog, followed by the title of the post. If you’re on twitter, and wish to contribute or just follow the topic, follow the #fhalphabet hashtag.

100 Years in America, A is for Assembly: “The angels were singing”
A Pocket Full of Family Memories, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: A is for …
Among My Branches, Family History Through the Alphabet – A is for Adoption, Agee, and Addiction
AncestorChasing, A is for … Addicted
Anglers Rest, Family History Through the Alphabet: A is for …
Are My Roots Showing?, A is for … ADOPTION!
Australian Genealogy Journeys, A is for Atkinson, Ahern and Andrews – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 1
Dance Skeletons, A is for Awkward
Digging Up the Ancients, Family history through the alphabet – A is for Amble
Discovering Latvian Roots, Family History Through the Alphabet – A is for Archives
Discovering Latvian Roots, Ā is for Ārlaulības Bērns
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet Series: Attributes of Family Historians
Family History Fun, Family History Through the Alphabet – A
Family Stories: Photographs and Memories, Friday’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge” – A is for Apps
Finding Eliza, Alphabet: A is for Atkinson
From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard, A is for Asturias
GenBlog, Family History Through the Alphabet – Autosomal DNA
Genealogy Leftovers, A is for Asylums, Arndell Index and Ashton
Genealogy Tips and News, The Letter A—Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet – A is for … Android
Genies Down Under, A is for Australian Archives
Honored Generations, A is for Archives…..alphabet genealogy challenge
Joynealogy, A is for …
Leafing Through Linda’s Tree, A is for …
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: A is for … A2A (Access to Archives)
My Ancestors and Me, A is for Abel Armitage – Family History Through the Alphabet
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – A [translation from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Aa – is for ALLAN, Frederick Alexander
Shakin’ the Family Tree, Family History Through the Alphabet: A is for Ashmore
Strong Foundations, A is for Authenticate
Tracking Down the Family, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: The Letter ‘A’
Unveiling My Past, A is for Aimee
What’s Past is Prologue, A is for Alphabets
Who’s Your Grammie?, A is for ANNA
Yarra Plenty Genealogy, Ancestry

16 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Love the idea of this challenge. I’m always lookimg for prompts for extra inspiration. Will blog the letter A later today

  2. Debra says:

    I love this! I’m definitely up for this challenge. I will get cracking starting tomorrow.

  3. Just read about your Family History Through the Alphabet and decided to join in. Started with A today and will do B tomorrow so that I am ready to follow the weekly schedule after that.

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  12. Olga says:

    Thanks a lot for adding my website. It is in Dutch, but you can translate my site.

    Greatings from the Netherlands

  13. Nancy says:

    I missed the challenge when it was first issued last year but I’ve accepted it this year! Thanks for coming up with the idea. My first post is at http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-is-for-abel-armitage-family-history.html.

  14. Dee Blakley says:

    I am woefully late, but here are my “B” and “C” posts.

    B is for Bits and Pieces – http://dee-burris.dreamwidth.org/135440.html

    C is for Callaway – http://dee-burris.dreamwidth.org/136105.html

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