Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge

Join 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 (A, B, C etc. whatever week we’re up to, right through to Z), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about.

For instance, for letter B, you might have a heirloom brooch that you’d like to make mention of, and maybe include a photo. F could be for family bible if you’re lucky enough to have one, and J might be for John Smith who is the bane of your life because you just can’t find him ANYWHERE! You might want to do O for orphan because one of your ancestors lived in an orphanage, and use the orphanage as your topic. 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.

I was initially thinking of this as a Facebook and Twitter topic – but since it grew, I can see the value of it being a week long topic. So geneabloggers around the world we’d love you all to participate in the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.

For non-bloggers, we will still do this on Facebook and Twitter each week, so you can comment there, or below on this blog.

Having a week between alphabet letters will give you time to think of something that you’d like to show or tell us about your family. There is no need to participate EVERY letter/week if you don’t want to, or don’t have time. But feel free join in when you can, we’d love to hear your stories.

The idea for the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ challenge came about after I ended up on the A to Z Challenge site. And after thinking about it for quite a while, an idea took shape into something that we all could participate in, while remembering our ancestors.

So get ready for week 1, and take the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. Who or what will your A be about? Time to start thinking as we’ll start the challenge next week.

Posts from the geneablogger community will be listed under the relevant letter. And if you’re on twitter, and wish to contribute or just follow the topic, follow the #fhalphabet hashtag.

If you do have any queries regarding the Challenge, feel free to email Alona at alona@gould.com.au.

You’ll find a link to each of the Alphabet pages below. On each of these, you find links to all the geneabloggers posts:

Family History Through the Alphabet – A is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – B is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – C is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – D is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – E is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – F is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – G is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – H is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – I is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – J is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – K is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – L is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – M is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – N is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – O is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – P is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – Q is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – R is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – S is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – T is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – U is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – V is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – W is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – X is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – Y is for …
Family History Through the Alphabet – Z is for …

 

178 thoughts on “Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge

  1. Helen V Smith says:

    Brilliant idea Alona! Count me in.

  2. Fabulous Helen … I look forward to your posts.

  3. This is great idea Alona, I hope I will be able to join in. May we use the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ graphic on our blogs?
    Thanks

  4. Having just finished the A-Z challenge, I was fairly tired, but how can I resist? ……

  5. Aillin – feel free to use the image far and wide … spread the word
    Julie – glad you can join us

  6. Like Julie I was feeling a bit tired and jaded after finishing the A to Z challenge only a few weeks ago. Can’t yet decide whether to take this one on though I have a potential theme, genealogical but not my own family.

  7. Please don’t feel there’s any pressure to participate in the challenge for EVERY letter – even myself personally (on my own personal blog) won’t be doing E-V-E-R-Y letter. What I did was write the alphabet down, then list topics or people that immediately come to mind you’d like to write about, and go with those. Alternatively, just delay participating until you feel you wish to …

  8. Although new to blogging, and a little intimidated, I’m inspired by two “geni-blogging mates” Pauline and Julie, so count me in :-) … How and when do I “register”? … Cheers Catherine

  9. Hello Catherine, welcome to the world of geneablogging, I’m so glad you could join us. As for the Challenge, there’s no need to register. I’ll post a short intro to the letter of the week, and will compile a list of the blogs that people post for each letter. We should be ready to start in a day or two, so stay tuned.

  10. […] repeating the whole of the original post, which you can read here … we’re looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or […]

  11. Fantastic idea! I love this, count me in! :-)

  12. I think I will join in. I missed the other one. Now I just have to think of a theme for the challenge.

  13. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  14. Thank you Gould Genealogy. You have inspired me to start a blog.

  15. […] Posted on 12 May, 2012 by cassmob When Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy first raised this Family History through the Alphabet series, I thought it was a great idea but had run out of puff a bit after the April daily A to Z […]

  16. […] no comments Can you believe it’s been a week already since we started the Family History Through the Alphbaet Challenge, and what a fun week it […]

  17. […] decided to take up the challenge set by Gould Genealogy to blog about the ‘Family Through the Alphabet’, at least for some […]

  18. […] May Musical Meme” was so enjoyable that I’ve decided to take up Gould Genealogy’s “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge”, and what a challenge it’s been simply choosing the first topic and getting started. Whenever I […]

  19. […] Posted on 18 May, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  20. Great idea. I’ve just done my ‘A is for Awkward’ post. Probably should’ve written ‘A is for Always Running Late’.

  21. http://findingeliza.com/archives/5182
    running a little late but finally posted my A post.

  22. I hate to miss a party – I like to arrive on time so please excuse for my late arrival to the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.

    My first two posts are on their way.

  23. Jill, don’t feel you’re late … rather you just waited for the right inspiration 😀
    Your ‘technology’ theme is fabulous, and so “you”. And I’m so pleased you joined us.

  24. […] no more doubting, no more questioning for clearly “the little man” is the Bb for my “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge”. His story is rather sad, as are many, but always reminds me of the care and com-passion which so […]

  25. […] you’ve only just discovered our “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, please feel free to join in. It’s not hard, you just need to use the current letter for the week […]

  26. […] Posted on 25 May, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  27. Have posted both my B and C challenge…just need to catch up and post one for “A”, will do that this weekend :) Loving the challenge!!

  28. Tray, I am loving your posts, and thank you for joining us. :)

  29. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

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  37. […] repeating the whole of the original post, which you can read here … we’re looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or […]

  38. […] Posted on 8 June, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

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  40. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  41. […] the Grandfather of my Grandmother Marie. So it is that Elgin represents the letter Ee in my latest “Family History Through the Alphabet” […]

  42. […] having fun in this ‘Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge‘, and from what I’ve seen from the other bloggers, they are […]

  43. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  44. […] is for Census Time for the letter C in the Family History Through the Alphabet […]

  45. […] repeating the whole of the original post, which you can read here … we’re looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or […]

  46. […] Posted on 15 June, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  47. […] arrived so un-expectedly. Two battered and careworn Cookery Books, the topic for this week’s Family History Through the Alphabet post – I could hardly believe my […]

  48. […] won’t repeat the whole of the original post as you can read here … but we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or […]

  49. […] plonked on top?… a matter for grave concern indeed and my topic for this week’s “Family History Through the Alphabet” […]

  50. […] Posted on 23 June, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  51. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  52. […] When I started to look into my own family history back  in 2003 the family members that helped me get started were my grandparents, both maternal and paternal. Because of their instrumental role in my journey to trace my family history, I thought I should highlight my grandparents for this weeks Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. […]

  53. […] that just one week ago I was writing “Gg – is for Grave Concerns”, in the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge, and was totally unaware that the South Australian Government had released a “Draft […]

  54. […] the family, a friend at work or the next door neighbour? … I sure have. For this week’s Family History Through the Alphabet challenge I’ve chosen Handy Household Hints. Some are taken from recent purchases of old […]

  55. […] you’ve just discovered our Alphabet Challenge, you can read about it here … but in short we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, […]

  56. […] Posted on 30 June, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  57. […] to Gould Genealogy and their “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge” for being the motivation for “Grave Concerns” and “More Grave […]

  58. […] General no comments If you’ve just discovered our Alphabet Challenge, you can read about it here … but in short we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, […]

  59. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy, Hamilton, Long Reads by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  60. […] Posted on 6 July, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  61. […] new to this topic and interested in the background: on 22 Jun 2012, as part of Gould’s “Family History Through the Alphabet” challenge, I posted “Gg – is for Grave concerns”.  My concern being that of the […]

  62. […] no need to start at the beginning – and we’d love for your to join us. You can read more about it here … but in short we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, […]

  63. […] Posted on 13 July, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  64. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Challenge, Hamilton Family, Kernan Family, Lapham Family, Sebok Family and tagged ancestral journeys, Blogging, California, Challenge, family history, genealogy, generations, Gold Rush, Hamilton, history, immigration, Kernan, Lapham, Long Reads, Sebok, Stearns by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  65. […] people (pronounced “Gar-nu”). With the letter “Ii” for the Gould’s “Family History Through the Alphabet” falling “smack bang” in the middle of NAIDOC week, it’s a perfect time for me to […]

  66. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  67. […] as Uncle Ray took off his finger, then plonked it back on again. This week’s Gould’s “Family History Through the Alphabet” challenge I dedicate to all our Ancestral “Jolly Jokesters” who filled the lives of […]

  68. […] no need to start at the beginning – and we’d love for your to join us. You can read more about it here … but in short we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, […]

  69. […] Posted on 21 July, 2012 by cassmob Alona Tester from Gould Genealogy has proposed a Family History through the Alphabet series over the coming 26 weeks. I decided that my theme would be the Attributes we need as family […]

  70. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Challenge and tagged acts of kindness, Blogging, family history, genealogy, Kernan, Wellin by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  71. […] half way through the Family History Through Alphabet Challenge, and  my head has decided to go on holidays, it has had no bright inspirations for the letter K at […]

  72. […] you’ve only just discovered our “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, please feel free to join in. There’s no need to start at the beginning you just need to use […]

  73. […] listening, local and living Posted on 28 July, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to bring […]

  74. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  75. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy, Long Reads by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  76. […] already. That went quick didn’t it! But even though we’re half way through the “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, if anyone new wants to join in please feel free to do so. Join us for one or two letters, or the […]

  77. […] picture of it in her mind, knew it was being used to store hay but we couldn’t find it. This “Gould Family History Through the Alphabet” post is dedicated to the courage and perseverance of my Murrays, and the other 12 families of […]

  78. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  79. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy, history, Long Reads, McLaughlin, Midwest, Military Service, Molnar by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  80. […] though we’re now halfway through the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, if anyone new wants to join in please feel free to do so. Join us for one or two letters, or the […]

  81. […] History Alphabet: N is for…. Posted on 10 August, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to bring […]

  82. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  83. […] and well-being, of the “Nashwauk” anchor. The plan has always been that this “Family History Through the Alphabet” post would be titled, “News on the Nashwauk anchor”, as a follow up to my initial post […]

  84. […] There’s no need to start at the beginning, and we’d love for you to join us. You can read more about it here … but in short we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, […]

  85. […] It’s always a delight to learn anything, at all, about my Scottish Ancestors and this “Family History Through the Alphabet” post is focussing on Scottish recipes from the year 1828. I have no idea whether any of […]

  86. […] O is Optimistic and Obsessive Posted on 17 August, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to bring […]

  87. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, Genealogy Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy by historyof4families. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  88. […] Through the Alphabet – P is for … Filed under General no comments Welcome to the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge again, this week’s special is the letter P. As with each week, the one rule of this Challenge […]

  89. […] has happened numerous times throughout the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, I’ve changed my mind of what to write about after already starting this […]

  90. […] A Plethora of P attributes Posted on 24 August, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to bring […]

  91. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  92. […] most recent of my posts, re: dad’s father, was on the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge“, titled “Mm is for – Mysterious Musicians and Mariners”.  Since then my […]

  93. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy, Peto, Sebok by amongmybranches. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  94. […] We continue to work our way through the alphabet, and this week we’re up to Q in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. So do you have a special ancestor, a place, or a thing relating to your own family history that […]

  95. […] Alphabet: Q is for ….guess Posted on 31 August, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  96. […] Have written already about my “Mysterious Musicians and Mariners” in the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge”.  This post focusses on the “derring do on the high seas” of one of these Mariners, John […]

  97. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, Genealogy Challenge and tagged Challenge, family history, genealogy, Irish, Quakers, Quebec, Quebecers by amongmybranches. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  98. […] with each week, the one rule of this Alphabet Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something […]

  99. […] R is for…R-E-S-P-E-C-T Posted on 8 September, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  100. […] over the past couple of days, but happily not of the unpleasant kind. In this post for the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge”  it’s a delight to share my most recent and incredibly delightful quandary. The question/ […]

  101. […] Click here to learn more about Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge (Clicking this link will take you to another site.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPrintEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in A-Z Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, Genealogy Challenge and tagged Blogging, Challenge, family history, genealogy, history, Religion, Religion and Family History, Rhode Island by amongmybranches. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  102. […] though we’re past the halfway mark in the Alphabet Challenge, if anyone new wants to join in please feel free to do so. Join us for one or two letters, or the […]

  103. […] also happens to be my youngest child   Chad willingly offered to share his view, on the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet” challenge, of the rhizome as a most helpful way of describing our family connections.  Over to […]

  104. […] Alphabet: S sets us challenges Posted on 14 September, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  105. […] thinking about options of what to write about for Q in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, the one word that kept popping into my head was quest. So for my Q post […]

  106. […] we can only wonder about as we explore the lives of our Ancestors. In this post to the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet” challenge it’s a pleasure to share a little of the lives of my children’s paternal […]

  107. […] in a name, particularly surnames. Thus, I will focus on surnames in general in this week’s “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge” and close with some of my own surnames that start with the letter […]

  108. […] Through the Alphabet – T is for … Filed under General no comments The Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge is nearing the end, but we’re not there yet … still a few more letters to go, and this […]

  109. […] go as far as saying that it encompasses ALL researchers, in ALL fields. So for R my post in the Family History Through the Alphabet […]

  110. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge focuses on the letter T. In researching my family history, I have run across a few noteworthy […]

  111. […] has happened many times throughout this Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge already, I changed my mind of what to write about for this letter. I was going to write about the […]

  112. […] Walk in Adelaide, South Australia. Whooo Hooo!!! Gives me the opportunity to share, on the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet” challenge, that not all of Australia was a convict settlement and broaden people’s thinking […]

  113. […] under General no comments The weeks keep flying by, and so do the letters in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. This week brings us up to the letter […]

  114. […] History Alphabet: U is unique Posted on 28 September, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  115. […] is almost Unbelievable that my “Uu is for – Underground Mutton“, for the Gould Family History Through the Alphabet challenge, has disappeared. Seems it has flown off into the blogosphere and may never come back […]

  116. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter U. The following are a few noteworthy U’s I have run across while researching […]

  117. […] for … Filed under General no comments We’re on the home stretch now in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, just a few more letters to go, and this week we’re up to the letter […]

  118. […] Alphabet: V is for Various Posted on 5 October, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  119. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter V. The following are a few noteworthy V’s I have run across while researching […]

  120. […] there you go, that’s my batch of U words for the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. Can you see why I ended up undecided? Lots of topics, but none that would warrant a full post, […]

  121. […] your own pace, or you can join in for the last few letters – whatever works for you. You can read more about it here … but in short we are looking for genealogists worldwide who are bloggers, Facebookers, and/or […]

  122. […] Alphabet: W is for hoping Posted on 12 October, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  123. […] with gaps – young lives chopped off before having time to grow and blossom. In this Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet” challenge, I share personal experiences of the effect these, once common diseases, can have upon […]

  124. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter W.  Noteworthy W’s I have run across while researching my ancestry are […]

  125. […] now up to the letter V in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, and for me this was always going to be about “Vintage […]

  126. […] one question, there are always many more popping up begging to be investigated. In this Gould Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge I share just a […]

  127. […] History Through the Alphabet – X is for … Filed under General no comments The Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge is fast approaching the end, but we’re still not there yet … and this week brings us to the […]

  128. […] Alphabet: X is for Scandalous Posted on 19 October, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  129. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter X. Although I do not have any specific X’s in my ancestry (i.e., […]

  130. […] this post to the Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet” Challenge I’ll be sharing the delight of my first experience in receiving directions when it […]

  131. […] with each week, the one rule of this Alphabet Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something […]

  132. […] has even happened is a tribute to Wendy who commented on the Gould Genealogy Facebook page for the Family History Through the Alphabet, the letter X, and gave me the idea of this […]

  133. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter Y. A noteworthy Y I have run across while researching my ancestry is […]

  134. […] though it is the last letter of the Alphabet Challenge, the same rules still apply. You need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to […]

  135. […] History Alphabet: Z is for Posted on 2 November, 2012 by cassmob My theme for the Family History through the Alphabet is the Attributes we need as family historians: the skills, experience and talents we need to […]

  136. […] “I’m BRITISH and proud of it!”, still ring in my ears. In this post to Gould “Family History Through the Alphabet” Challenge I’ll share just a snippet of his story and dedicate this post to my dad, Harry […]

  137. […] here we are at the end of the Gould’s “Family History Through the Alphabet” Challenge and I made it! Many thanks to those who’ve read my posts and wrote encouraging […]

  138. […] week the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge brings us up to the letter Y, and for this I have decided […]

  139. […] Family History Alphabet: You’re a Family History Star Posted on 6 November, 2012 by cassmob I thought it would be fun to consolidate all the attributes that I came up with in Alona’s Family History through the Alphabet series. […]

  140. […] became the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge. So in May we launched the Challenge, and I figured that it was an interesting idea and a few people might join in. But never in my […]

  141. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  142. […]  Gould Genealogy  have  issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge   We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week  and discuss anything […]

  143. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter Z. A noteworthy Z I have run across while researching my ancestry is […]

  144. […] might think hang on, what is she doing. Is she starting the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge again??  In short no, but let me explain. As I never actually did the letter A thanks to a lack of […]

  145. […] week’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge features the letter A. Some noteworthy A’s I have run across while researching my ancestry […]

  146. […] Family History Alphabet series: more “off the cuff”, about attributes we need or share as family historians, which […]

  147. […] from Lone Tester HQ for her innovative Family History through the Alphabet challenge which produced such great reads from everyone (who would have thought we could come up […]

  148. […] Family History through the Alphabet is a new genealogy blogging meme for genealogists to share topics, heirlooms, stories, and so forth beginning with that week’s letter. Julie Tarr’s post on GenBlog for this week is Family History through the Alphabet – Books, an excellent listing of books available to genealogists both through the library or on the Internet, including a few less well-known resources. […]

  149. Are you going to restart the challenge for this year? I just started a genealogy blog and hate that I missed this!

  150. Hi Jennifer, I’m not sure that I’ll restart the Alphabet Challenge. I have been asked to do something new, but am still thinking about that. But if you wish to take it up, feel free to start, I do currently have about 7 or so people working their way through it at their own pace. All started after the original challenge finished.

  151. […] A geneadventure I enjoyed was … Organising and taking part in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. It was fun, it was a challenge, and it was great to meet so many other geneabloggers from around […]

  152. […] the past six months or so I’ve been taking part in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge which I was also co-ordinating on the Genealogy & History News blog. And while it was a lot […]

  153. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  154. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  155. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  156. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  157. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  158. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  159. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  160. […] For 26 weeks I will take you on a family history journey through the alphabet, one letter at a time.  I have decided that each post will be educational in nature, focusing on topics related to resources, methodology, tools, etc.  Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  161. […] Although the challenge is complete, there are still some people who are finishing up and Alona, the host, is encouraging others to participate anyway.  Additional information on the challenge, can be found at Take the ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge.  […]

  162. Even though it’s over, I’m diving into this challenge as a way to get back to my original purpose for my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  163. Hi Chris, thanks so much for joining us. Don’t feel there is any hurry in completing it, as I do know that doing one a week is tough. But I’m looking forward to reading your posts.

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  165. […] since I created the Family History Through the Alphabet Blog Challenge back in 2012, one idea that continued to make a regular visit is “numbers”, and how I could […]

  166. Hi Alona,
    I have recently started my own family history blog and thought of doing something similar to this on my blog. But I would be asking my readers to leave a comment about that particular letter of the alphabet. I did the UTAS Introduction to family history course last year and many of those students then created a facebook page, so they would all then be able to participate in my alphabet challenge via comments.

    I will give credit to you for the idea of the challenge.

  167. Sounds awesome Sue. And I’m glad it gave you an idea 😉

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