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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  5. […] 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 […]

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  10. […] 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, […]

  11. […] 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 […]

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  13. […] 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, […]

  14. […] 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. […]

  15. […] 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 […]

  16. […] 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 […]

  17. […] 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, […]

  18. […] 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 […]

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  23. […] 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, […]

  24. […] 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 […]

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  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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  31. […] 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 […]

  32. […] 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 […]

  33. […]  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 […]

  34. […] 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. […]

  35. […] 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 […]

  36. […] 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 […]

  37. […] 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. […]

  38. […] 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 […]

  39. […] 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, […]

  40. […] 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 […]

  41. […] 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 […]

  42. […] 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. […]

  43. […] 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 […]

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