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

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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 :D
    Your ‘technology’ theme is fabulous, and so “you”. And I’m so pleased you joined us.

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  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. :)

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