Another week brings another letter, and this week we’re up to letter H in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge.

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, and/or Tweeters to join in us in taking the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. All you need to do is use the current letter for the week (this week’s letter is H), and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to your family that you’d like write about.

So far just a few examples that we’ve had are: streets that ancestors have lived in, genealogy apps, ancestors and their achievements – or what they mean to us, stories of life and death, attributes for family historians, genealogy software, emigrants, historical photographs of people and towns, old documents, food, countries, websites and records … ahh the list goes on, and so does the creativity.

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 it’s time to tell us what ‘H’ means 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, H is for Hamburg and the Hopes of Emigrants
A History of Four Families, Family History Through the Alphabet – H is for Heirlooms
A Pocket Full of Family Memories, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: H is for…
AncestorChasing, H is for … Handskum and Hart families in Hollywell-cum-Needingworth, Huntingdonshire
Anglers Rest, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: H is for…. Health
Are My Roots Showing?, H is for … HEROES!
Australian Genealogy Journeys, H is for Heading, Hehir, Hutton, Hogan and Hayes – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 8
Dance Skeletons,  H is for … haul
Digging Up the Ancients, Family history through the alphabet – H is for history
Discovering Latvian Roots, H is for Hinzugekommen/Abgegangen
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet: H is for Health and Happiness
Family History Fun, H is for Happiness and Help, Honouring Heroes, plus Hawkyards: A-Z Challenge
Family Stories: Photographs and Memires, Friday’s Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge” – H is for “Homes”
Finding Eliza, “H” is for Linwood and HOGARTH
From Helen V Smith’s Keyboard, H is for Home
GenBlog, Family History Through the Alphabet – Historypin
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet – H is for …When all else fails
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: H is for Happy Dance
My Ancestors and Me, H is for Homes, Houses – Family History Through the Alphabet
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – H [translation from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Hh – is for Handy Household Hints from yesteryear…
Spirits of the Old, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge ~ H is For Hirst & Huddersfield
Strong Foundations, H is for HORSES
Tracking Dow the Family, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: The Letter H … is for Hope
UK / Australia Genealogy, H is for Hackney Cabs and Helen Harris’s indexes
Unveiling My Past, H is for Henry
Western District Families, H is for…
What’s Past is Prologue, H is for History
Who’s Your Grammie, H is for HELEN