Family History Through the Alphabet – E is for …

The Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge continues … and this week we’re up to ‘E’.

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 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 (this week’s letter is E), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about.

For E, I was initially stuck for ideas … but bit-by-bit I thought of topics that I could write about in my own personal blog. Just a few that came to mind were England, emigration, the excitement of a find, or an Elizabeth in your family. It’s up to you and your imagination, but I think you get the idea.

For those that are blogging, I’m 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

So lets continue with this Challenge!!
Tell us what ‘E 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, E is for “dear sister Ethel”: 1920-1943
A Pocketful of Family Memories, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge : E is for…
AncestorChasing, E is for …. Education
Ancestors Live Here, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge ~ E is for Ephemera
Anglers Rest, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: E is for…..
Are My Roots Showing?, E is for … EXCITEMENT!
Australian Genealogy Journeys, E is for Ellis – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 5
Dance Skeletons, E is for … Electoral Rolls
Digging Up the Ancients, Family History Through the Alphabet – E is for Evidence
Discovering Latvian Roots, E is for Emancipation
Discovering Latvian Roots, Ē is for Ērģeles
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet: Attributes with E…
Family History Fun, E is for Excitement, Examining, Exchanging, Exploring, Empathy & Exhaustion – Family History Challenge
Family Stories: Photographs & Memories, Friday’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge – E for Employment
Finding Eliza, E is for Elmhurst
From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard, E is for Education
GenBlog, Family History Through the Alphabet – Education
Genealogy Tips & News, The Letter E—Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet – E is for … Evernote
Leafing Through Linda’s Tree, E is for … Elizabeth
lonetester HQ, Family History Through The Alphabet: E is for Emigrant Ancestors
My Ancestors and Me, E is for Ephemera – Family History Through the Alphabet
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – E is for Emigration [translated from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Ee – is for Elgin, Scotland
Spirits of the Old, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge~ E is For
Strong Foundations, E is for Earls Colne
Tracking Down the Family, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter E
Twigs of Yore, E is for … Emigrants
UK / Australia Genealogy, E is for Evidence, Engineers and Emigrant Siblings
Unveiling the Past, E is for England
What’s Past is Prologue, E is for Ellis Island
Yarra Plenty Genealogy, E for Europe

41 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Fi says:

    I’m really enjoying this challenge, Alona. Thanks so much for hosting it. E certainly is a tricky little devil, but I’m sure many bloggers will nail it beautifully.

  2. Alona Tester says:

    Aww thanks Fi. Thanks so much for you and everyone participating in it. Seriously it’d be a little wierd if I decided to do this challenge and I was the only one doing it :O … it you guys that are making it!!

  3. Tammara Edwards says:

    E is for eccentric great uncle who could weave the most interesting tales about his ancestors, raised the eyebrows when he came up with so many heros, what a great make believe world his mind had moved on to, but the stories were so very entertaining for me when I was small

  4. JohnO says:

    From my facts list in Family Historian, E can be for education, emigration and engagements. Hope these suggestions help.

  5. Kristin says:

    “E is for Elmhurst” and memories of my first apartment.

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  7. Susan D. says:

    Hi, Alona – I would be gratefrul if you could add my blog to your listing of participants. Many thanks.

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