Family History Through the Alphabet – J is for …

The weeks continue to fly by, as they always do (except when you’re a kid),  which means we are now up to the letter ‘J’ in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge.

If you’ve just discovered our Alphabet Challenge, please feel free to join in. There’s 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, and/or Tweeters to join us. All you need to do is use the current letter for the week (this week’s letter is J), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about. Sound like fun? It is …

Each week/letter brings out so many wonderful topics that people think of – I won’t repeat all the topics that people have been writing about for past letters – but if you wish to read the blogs, just go to the bottom of each letters post, and you’ll find hyperlinks to them all.

If anyone has any queries, please feel free to write to me at alona@gould.com.au.

So, it’s time for ‘J’, lets bring it on!!

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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, J and K are for… Just Kidding!
A History of Four Families, Family History Through the Alphabet – J is for Journey
A Pocket Full of Family Memories, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge : J is for… Josiah Jolly
AncestorChasing, J is for ….. Justice of the Peace
Are My Roots Showing?, J is for … JEWEL!
Australian Genealogy Journey,  J is for Jones, Joyce and Judd – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 10
Dance Skeletons, J is for… Jam Spoons
Digging Up the Ancients, Family history through the alphabet – J is for Judgement
Discovering Latvian Roots, J is for Jaunlatvieši and Jaunā Strāva
Family History Across the Seas, J is for Joy and Jubilation and a touch of Jealousy
Family History Fun, J is for Jubilation, Journeys, Juggling, Jargon & Jingles – A-Z Family History Challenge
Finding Eliza, “J” is for Joy Road
From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard, J is for Jelley
GenBlog, Family History Through the Alphabet – Join a Society
Genealogy Leftovers, J is for Java
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet – J is for … file types
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: J is for [Heirloom] Jewellery
Mountain Genealogists, Family History Through the Alphabet – “J” is for Junior
My Ancestors and Me, J is for Jewerly – Family History Through the Alphabet
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy through the alphabet – J
Queensland Genealogy, J is for Jurors and Justice Department
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Jj – is for Jolly Jokes and Jokesters
Spirits of the Old, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge ~J is for JAMIESON
Strong Foundations, J is for JALOPIES
The Pursuit of Joe Mangiafico, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge ~ J is for Joseph Leonard Mangiafico
Tracking Down the Family, Family History Through The Alphabet: Letter J
Unveiling My Past, J is for Just a minute
What’s Past is Prologue, J is for Joseph, John, and J Names

18 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sharon says:

    Journey – my family history led me on a journey to the UK recently!

  2. Alona Tester says:

    It sure did, and what a journey it was!! So much family, and family history info to digest … you had to come back home to take a breather :))

  3. Susan D. says:

    My contribution at http://scotsue-familyhistoryfun.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/j-is-for-jubilation-journeys-juggling.html

    A great series which I am enjoying very much, both writing my postings and reading others.

  4. By Jove, I’ve got it.

    My post is scheduled for Saturday.

  5. Judy Webster says:

    Sticking with my theme of ‘Sources – especially unusual sources or indexes’, I’ve done two ‘J’ posts. One is in Queensland Genealogy – “J is for Jurors and Justice Department”, http://qld-genealogy.blogspot.com/2012/07/j-is-for-jurors-and-justice-department.html. The other is in Genealogy Leftovers – “J is for Java”, http://genie-leftovers.blogspot.com/2012/07/j-is-for-java.html.

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  7. Donna says:

    In my family history, J is for J names (Joe, Jan, Jane, Jean, Joan……)
    http://pastprologue.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/j-is-for-joseph-john-and-j-names/

  8. Catherine says:

    Hi Alona, My latest in the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge on “Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family” is: Jj – is for Jolly Jokes and Jokesters http://wp.me/p2adWw-kM
    Cheers, Catherine

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  11. judith S says:

    J is for in our family History, the name of J.F.K. thru out the generations there has always been a “John Francis Kennedy”, not necessarily a father and son. but nepews may be given that name so if we look across each generation you wil find J.F.K.

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