Can you believe it’s been a week already since we started the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge, and what a fun week it was.

We’ve had great responses on Facebook, Twitter, and the geneablogging community. Thank you to everyone who participated. I loved the topics that people have come up with, and I was blown away by the number who are participating.

But it is a great topic, and a wonderful way to remember and share something about your heritage.

So let’s get on to ‘B’,
What will your letter B relate to?

It could be a an ancestral place, a ship name, an heirloom, or one of your ancestors. Let the creativity flow. You can have just one topic, or more. There’s no rules, other than whatever you write about has to start with the letter B.

As we did with letter A, posts from the geneablogger community will be listed under below. And if you’re a tweeter, and wish to contribute or just follow the topic, follow the #fhalphabet hashtag. On Facebook, you can comment under each letter’s post.

If you do have any queries regarding the Challenge, feel free to email Alona at

So get your thinking cap on and tell us “in my family history B is for …?”

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Here’s the posts for the letter B, from the genealoggers. I’ve listed their blog name, together with their blog post.

100 Years in America, B is for Bassinet (and baby pictures!)
A Pocket Full of Family Memories, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: B is for …
AncestorChasing, B is for … Boggy Bill
Anglers Rest, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: B is for…..
Are My Roots Showing?, B is for … BACHELOR!
Australian Genealogy Journeys, B is for Breen, Brown, Bright, Best, Bond and Bowler – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 2
Dance Skeletons, B is for … Blogs
Digging Up the Ancients, Family History Through the Alphabet – B is for Birth and Baptism
Discovering Latvian Roots, B is for Baptists and Brazil
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet series: B is for…
Family History Fun, B is for Black Sheep, Bastards, Birthdays and Business Cards
Family Storoes: Photographs and Memories, B is for Blogs
Finding Eliza, B is for Broadstreet
From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard, B is for Busby and Boer War Memorials
GenBlog, Family History Through the Alphabet – Books
Genealogy Leftovers, B is for Birth Place
Genealogy Tips and News, The Letter B—Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet: B is for … BillionGraves
Genies Down Under, B is for Bringing Them Home
Leafing Through Linda’s Tree, B is for …
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: B is for [Family] Bible
My Ancestors and Me, B is for Bradford Cathedral – Family History Through the Alphabet
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – B [translated from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Bb – is for Baby Crout
Shakin’ the Family Tree, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: B is for Bits and Pieces
Spirits of the Old, ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge~ B is for Beaton
Strong Foundations, B is for Bookmarks
Strong Foundations, B is for Buried Alive
Tracking Down the Family, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter B
Unveiling My Past, B is for Braintree
What’s Past is Prologue, B is for Bavaria
Who’s Your Grammie, B is for Beatrice
Yarra Plenty Genealogy, Family History through the alphabet challenge: B for Books