Family History Through the Alphabet – U is for …

The weeks keep flying by, and so do the letters in the Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge. This week brings us up to the letter U.

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, and this weeks letters is ‘U’. So what can you think of that relates to your own family history? A person, an item, a memory, just something that starts with the letter U!

If you’re reading of this blog challenge for the first time, I know we’re nearing the end, but we would love for you to join in. You can participate with just a letter or two, or for the rest of the alphabet, whatever works for you.

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 “U” 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: U is for… the United Kingdom
Among My Branches, Family History Through the Alphabet – U is for Unknowns, Unfortunate Findings, & U Surnames
AncestorChasing, U is for … Unknowns
Ancestors Live Here, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge ~ U is for Utah
Australian Genealogy Journeys, U is for Unknown – Family History Through the Alphabet – Week 21
Dance Skeletons, U is for … Upotipotpon
Discovering Latvian Roots, U is for Ultimatum
Discovering Latvian Roots, Ū is for Ūdens and Ūdrs
Family History Across the Seas, Family History Alphabet: U is unique
Family History Fun,  U is for Umquihile, Unfortunate, and Unflagging
FamilyHistory4U, Family History Through The Alphabet Challenge –  U for Using University Libraries
Finding Eliza, U is for Union Street
Geniaus, U is for Universal
lonetester HQ, Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: U is for … Undecided
Olga’s Genealogy, Genealogy by means of the alphabet – U [translated from Dutch]
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family, Uu is for – Unbelievable that my Uu post disappeared
Strong Foundations, U is for UNIQUE Treasures
What’s Past is Prologue, U is for Unusual Resources

12 thoughts on “Family History Through the Alphabet – U is for …

  1. I missed “T” but I’m back with “U”… (FamilyHistory4u)
    “U” is for Using University Libraries – how I discovered that Uncle Rex was a gun runner.

  2. U is for Unusual Resources

    I can’t believe we’re almost through the alphabet!

  3. sonya staffolani says:

    U is for Ulster, Northern Ireland

    “The Plantation or settlement of Ulster began in May 1606, when 10,000 mainly Presbyterian low-land Scots made the 3hour journey across the North Channel, transforming barren Ulster into an industrial powerhouse.
    “Hamilton&Montgomery 400 years 1606-2006”
    published by Ulster-Scots Agency.

  4. U is for Union Street at Finding Eliza.
    And already time for V!

  5. I see according to Geneabloggers, today is your 3rd year anniversary since you’ve been blogging. Happy Blogiversary.

    Regards, Jim
    Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  6. […] is for Ultimatum I know, the official ending of the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge is this week, and I still have a few letters to go, but I did start the challenge late […]

  7. […] Once again we have some Latvian surnames for a more obscure Latvian letter of the alphabet for the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. “Ū” is a long U […]

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