This week’s letter in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge is ‘S’. As with each week, the one rule of this Challenge is that you need to use the current letter of the week and connect it to someone or something relating to your family history. So a place, a person, or a thing relating to family history that starts with the letter S! The choice is entirely yours … and throughout this Challenge, we’ve had so many great topics already.

Even though we’re past the halfway mark in 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 rest of the alphabet, whatever works for you. We’d love to have you join in.

Just a reminder that you can view all the geneabloggers posts for each letter by going to that letter’s page, and scrolling to the bottom – they’re all listed there.

We will list all posts from fellow geneabloggers for the letter “S” below. 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

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Here’s the contributions from the genealogy blogging community. I’ve listed the blog name alphabetically, followed by the post:


A Pocket Full of Family Memories, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge : S is for… Scrapbooking
Among My Branches, Family History Through the Alphabet – S is for Surnames and Surnames that Start with S
AncestorChasing, S is for …. Settlers Sketch of Life
Australian Genealogy Journeys, S is for Smith and Simmes – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 19
Dance Skeletons, S is for… Stories
Discovering Latvian Roots, Š is for Šanhaja
Discovering Latvian Roots, S is for Social Estate
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet: S sets us challenges
Family History Fun, A Surfeit of S’s – Sadness, Sisters, Surnames, Stimulus – and So much more
FamilyHistory4U, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge: S for SURNAMES
Finding Eliza, S is for Sixth Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Geniaus, Family History Through the Alphabet – S is for … Coincidence
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: S is for … Searching
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – S [translated from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Ss – is for Sailing South and Single
Strong Foundations, S is for SEARCHING for Samuel
What’s Past is Prologue, S is for Signatures
Yvonne’s Genealogy Blog,  Family History Through the Alphabet – S is for … Spirit Wrestlers