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 …

 

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

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

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  23. 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!

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